Robbers make off with car and R60 000

2015-12-15 06:00
A business in Range Road, Kenwyn was robbed on Thursday morning with five suspects making off with an SUV vehicle and R60 000 in cash.

A business in Range Road, Kenwyn was robbed on Thursday morning with five suspects making off with an SUV vehicle and R60 000 in cash.

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Five men are at large after they robbed a house in Range Road, Kenwyn on Thursday 08:50.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the five men barged into the house just before 9:00.

“At 08:50 five unknown black men barged into a house in Kenwyn and took R60 000 cash from the safe and fled the scene in an SUV,” Mnyaka says.

Mnyaka confirms the car is a GWM Hooper with an unknown registration, fleeing in the direction of Racecourse Road.

“The 43-year-old complainant and her six family members were in the house when two men came in by forcing the gate open. They threatened the victims with firearms and pushed them into one room,” Mnyaka explains.

“A few minutes later two more suspects came in. They were searching the house asking for the safe keys from the complainant threatening to hurt her baby if she didn’t tell. They got the money and left,” he adds.

A case of house robbery was opened for investigation.

No shots were fired during the incident and no arrests have yet been made.

Mnyaka explains one of the two suspects who first entered the home was about 1,7m tall, well built, dark of complexion and a round face carrying something like a police hand radio.

The other suspect was also dark of complexion with a thin build and wore a striped T-shirt and a beige hat.

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Lansdowne community police forum (CPF) chairperson Rafique Foflonker says they are cautioning residents during this time.

“Residents should be extremely vigilant. If they see any irregular movement, they should notify their neighbourhood watches and the police,” he says.

Foflonker has also urged residents to work closely with their neighbourhood watches to curb crime in the area.

“It is very important that residents work closely with their neighbourhood watches.” V Anyone with information can contact Lansdowne detectives on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804.

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