Women fight back in Durban robbery

2013-03-15 10:03
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Durban - Two women fought for their lives after robbers broke into their home and pursued them, chasing them into the bedroom.

The women, a criminology student and the domestic worker, were at home in Glen Hills in Durban when they heard pounding on the front door, reported The Mercury.

The robbers smashed through the door and the women ran to the master bedroom which the men tried to break down.

“We were trying to close and lock the door while they were trying to open it. We had to protect ourselves because we did not know what they would do to us,” said Megan, a criminology student whose surname was withheld.

“We struggled with them and they slammed the door on my face, but we managed to close and lock it so they could not get us.”

Megan’s nose was broken in the process and she sustained bruises to her eyes.

Luckily the domestic worker had a cellphone and a remote control device and pressed the panic button to alert the security company.

Security guards and the police arrived shortly afterwards but the men had fled.

A cellphone, laptop and other items had been stolen.

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