Toti couple attacked at home

2016-01-13 06:00

AN Amanzimtoti couple were attacked and robbed by four assailants in their home on 30 December.

“I had just got up from the dinner table and opened the sliding door for the dogs to go outside. Standing next to the sliding door, I tried to get water from the fridge when four men entered our home. They were armed with an axe and knives. My wife was standing about three steps from me, and we were overpowered by them. They demanded cash and to be taken to the safe,” says the man who wishes to remain anonymous.

“They took all our car keys and phones. They took my watch and tried to take off my wedding ring, which was stuck to my finger as it is a bit tight and threatened to cut off my finger if I did not hand it over. They sat on my stomach and tied my feet and then my hands behind my back.”

When they opened the safe, they saw only a pair of boots and asked where the money and the weapons were?
“All white people have cash and weapons,” they said. “My wife told them we do not like to hurt people and do not have weapons, upon which they kicked her,” he said.

The assailants then threw all their clothes out of the cupboard, took what they could and left taking both the couple’s cars. The cars were later recovered in Umlazi and had approximately R150 000 damage as the assailants drove through the garage door with the one vehicle and into a tree with the other before leaving the scene of the crime.

“Once I felt it was safe, I phoned the Flying Squad and then my neighbour, who called Blue Security. I checked to see the assailants had left and found they had locked us in the house. All praise goes to the Flying Squad, who arrived within minutes, with eight high ranking police officers.
“They arrived just after 9pm and stayed until just before 12pm. Forensics came to take fingerprints the same night. SAPS has kept in contact with me and managed to get good fingerprints,” the homeowner said.

He said the assailants were brutal.
“We have a panic button, but could not get there. We were stopped from putting on any lights and had to keep our hands in their sight.”

The Flying Squad can be called on 10111.

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