Armed robbers’ foul mementos

2014-12-20 00:00

A GILLITS family was terrorised by three armed suspects who not only made off with valuables, but left their stinking mark. After the terror of the robbery, the family found the criminals had urinated and defecated on the bed and down the stairs before they left, said South African Community Crime Watch spokesperson Steven King.

He said the suspects entered the house on St Hellier Road at around 4.45 am by squeezing through the burglar bars and ended up in a locked lounge.

“The suspects demanded money and guns after the unsuspecting owner heard a noise in the lounge and unlocked the door.

“He heard noise and the dog barking. The husband was confronted by a suspect and he was dragged down the stairs and the daughter was also brought out and they were tied up.”

The suspects took laptops, cellphones, a coin collection and the daughter’s red Mini Cooper.

“It was later discovered that the suspects urinated and defecated on the bed and down the stairs before they left,” said King.

“The family was shocked. It is an act of trying to belittle your victims even more.

“It just shows they have no respect for people.”

King said that police ­services with the help of the gardener had to break open a door to free the family.

“The family was traumatised. We called in the ­ambulance trauma councillors to assist.”

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident: “Hillcrest police are investigating a house robbery and no arrest has been made at this stage.”


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