Botha’s Hill woman fights off home invader

2017-04-18 06:01
                       Photo: Blue Security/Andreas MathiosBlue Security armed response officer Sylvester Gambu with Ruth Carpenter who fought off a home invader at her family home in KwaNyuswa.

Photo: Blue Security/Andreas MathiosBlue Security armed response officer Sylvester Gambu with Ruth Carpenter who fought off a home invader at her family home in KwaNyuswa.

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A 24-YEAR-OLD Botha's Hill woman escaped with minor injuries after she fought with and tried to arrest a brazen robber at her home in KwaNyuswa in Zulu Reserve Road on Wednesday.

Blue Security media and community liaison officer Andreas Mathios said armed response officers had responded to an alarm activation at her home just outside Botha’s Hill at around 11.30am where a traumatised Ruth Carpenter had just confronted the robber, who had invaded her home repeatedly after an initial confrontation with her on the property.

“The robber entered the house through an open door where he had a scuffle with the resident, but he managed to evade capture and fled with handbags and a wallet.

“Several local residents gave chase but he also managed to evade them by running around to the side of the house to the kitchen door,” Mathios said.
He had earlier already removed a flat-screen television from the house and placed it outside under a carport.

“Residents gave up chasing him thinking he had run into nearby bushes and he again slipped into the house and grabbed a laptop and hard-drive. But as he tried to flee with the stash of stolen goods that he had lined up outside under the carport, he was again confronted by the young woman, who put up a fight and tried to arrest him. He managed to evade her efforts to detain him and fled the scene on foot,” Mathios said.

The woman sustained minor bruising, but declined medical treatment. A case of house robbery was opened. — Supplied.

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