Home invasion victim hurt protecting family

2016-04-10 18:02
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Durban  A Waterfall man was injured in a fight with robbers during a home invasion in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Blue Security operations manager, Brian Jackson, said a gang of three robbers had gained entry into the premises of a couple’s Brackenhill Road home at about 01:30.

“The robbers picked up patio chairs and used them to smash the glass sliding door to gain entry and attacked the resident who put up a fight to protect his family,” he said.

“He sustained injuries to his head and leg. ER24 paramedics attended the scene and transported him to hospital. The robbers fled with a laptop, an iPad, a tablet, a cellphone, a gaming console, jewellery and other valuables.”

Jackson advised residents to inspect their properties for vulnerable points and to ensure that burglar bars and security gates were in good condition and properly secured at night.

“Criminals are becoming increasingly brazen and we advise residents to take steps to create an early warning system with layers of security such as an electric fence linked to an alarm system, infrared detectors on perimeter walls and outdoor beams,” he said.

“The sooner you are alerted to the presence of an intruder on the property, the more time you have to get your family to a safe room in the house, which should be equipped with a spare panic remote and cellphone, so that you can call your security company and the police."

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