'Polite' robbers very apologetic

2012-05-17 10:47
Cape Town - Police are looking for a gang of house robbers who have been dubbed "The Polite Gang" for their courteous way of robbing victims.

The Cape Argus reported that the four house robbers are “well-spoken, nicely dressed and very polite”.

They have also been called the “Follow Home” robbers as they sometimes follow victims into their Southern Suburbs homes and hold them up.

A Rondebosch man told how he and his son were followed home by the robbers after withdrawing money from an ATM.

Andrew Henschilwood said the robbers snuck in behind them as they entered their garage and then proceeded to ransack the house.

“They were very apologetic and there was no force, other than pointing the firearm,” Henschilwood said.

“There was no shouting and no screaming and they spoke very calmly,” he said.  

A community policing spokesperson said the gang were professional and appeared to move from area to area, attracted to people who drove smart cars or appeared to have money.
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