Crowbar robbers strike

2015-10-20 06:00

Police have reported that four men gained entry to a home in Constantia using a “crowbar type of instrument” in what sounds like a widely-used house robbery action.

Warrant Officer Keith Chandler, Diep River police spokesperson, says a domestic worker was at her place of employment in Hillcrest Way on Wednesday last week in the middle of the morning.

“She heard a loud noise at the front door and four men entered the house. They forced her into the bathroom and instructed her to keep quiet,” he says.

Chandler says the suspects ransacked the house, stealing the television, antique silver and other valuables.

“The robbers got away in a unknown silver vehicle,” he says.

The apparently used the “crowbar” to force the security gate and front door whilst damaging the lock.

Chandler says the house does have an alarm, which was off at the time.V

Anyone with information on this robbery can contact detective Warrant Officer Steven Lewis on 021 710 7347.

Police raid for drugsAfter six weeks of investigation Diep River police raided a house in Gabriel Estate in Plumstead on Saturday 10 October at 09:30.

“Officers searched the house and found three types of drugs, namely mandrax, tik and heroine.”

A 56-year-old woman was arrested for dealing in drugs and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on last week. She was given bail.

Chandler says police officers also found a three-year-old girl at the house who was related to the suspect but not her daughter.

“The child was handed over to social services and placed in a home of safety,” he says. V

Anyone with information on the girl or the drugs can contact sergeant Arnold Bosch on 021 710 7347

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