Resident escapes armed robbery

2016-05-03 06:00

A GILLITTS resident escaped an armed robbery with minor injuries on Monday morning.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the incident was the second armed robbery in Bartle Road over the past two days following a spate of armed robberies and hijackings across the city in recent weeks.

“The resident was accosted by three men, one of them who was armed with a knife, after he stepped outside his garage to pick up some avocado ears that had fallen onto the ground,” he said.

“He was walking to the kitchen to drop off the fruit when the men accosted him and a scuffle broke out. The gang grabbed the man’s laptop and a bunch of keys that he had been carrying and fled. The resident sustained minor bruising to his head,” he said.

Jackson said the gang returned a few minutes later and tried to open the garage door but a neighbour had also arrived to assist.

“The gang jumped over the fence and fled the scene,” he said.

Hillcrest SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

Jackson added that an armed robber had targeted another property in the same road on Wednesday evening at around 5.40pm.

“A resident was in the bathroom when she heard a noise coming from the main bedroom window where a robber had managed to squeeze his way through the burglar bars. He held her up at knife point and fled with a box of jewellery,” he said.

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