Gillitts man in harrowing home invasion

2016-08-23 06:00

A GILLITTS couple were lucky to escape a harrowing home invasion without serious injury on Friday.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said a gang of three, armed with knives, held up the couple in their Forbes Road home at around 8.30am.
“The gang ambushed the resident as he walked from the house to open the garage. They grabbed him by the neck and forced him back into the house where his wife was in the kitchen,” he said.
The suspects demanded cash and gold before tying up the couple with rope.

Jackson said the robbers stuffed rags into their mouths so they could not call for help, before ransacking the house.

“The gang fled in the couple’s vehicle with two stolen firearms, two flat-screen televisions, a laptop, cellphones, jewellery, a wallet with cash, bank cards, and all the keys to the property. The husband resident sustained bruising to his face, but did not require medical assistance,” he said.

Hillcrest SAPS attended the scene of the crime. - Supplied.

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