Gardener, domestic save woman from robbers

2012-07-26 08:38
Dalena Moerana speaks about how she helped stop Yvonne Rossouw from being seriously injured by three armed robbers. (Conrad Bornman, Volksblad)

Dalena Moerana speaks about how she helped stop Yvonne Rossouw from being seriously injured by three armed robbers. (Conrad Bornman, Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - Thanks to the quick thinking of a gardener and a domestic worker, armed robbers were stopped from seriously injuring a 62-year-old Bloemfontein woman and her two domestic workers.

Die Volksblad reported that three armed men stormed into the house of couple Jerry and Yvonne Rossouw.

The men locked up two domestic workers in the bathroom and started assaulting Yvonne in the bedroom, demanding cash.

Meanwhile, gardener Andries Booi, 51, went looking for help while a neighbour’s domestic worker pressed the panic button for their alarm company, activating the armed response.

When the alarm company’s security guards arrived at the house, the armed robbers ran out and fled, resulting in a gunfight in a nearby veld.

Rossouw was admitted to hospital with bruises.

Two cellphones and the keys to the couple’s Opel Astra were taken.

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