Six armed robberies reported

2015-07-21 06:00

BLUE Security said that over the past week six armed robberies were reported with the perpetrators targeting homes and businesses in the Highway area.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the robberies were reported in Hillcrest, Kloof, Westville, New Germany, Westmead and Wyebank. In the most recent incident in the early hours of Sunday, a gang of armed robbers held up two security guards at business premises.

“Four robbers armed with firearms held up the security guards, took away their panic buttons and tied them up on the premises.

“The gang used picks and hammers to break down a wall to access ATMs on the property and then used angle grinders to cut open the safe before fleeing in a white Bantam bakkie,” he said.

Pinetown SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

Jackson said two robbers armed with a firearm and a knife had invaded a home in Maryville Road in Westville in the early hours of Friday morning. “The two robbers gained entry through the kitchen after removing louvre windows and cutting open the burglar bars. They fled with cellphones, an iPad, jewellery and cash,” he said.

Sydenham SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

Jackson said there was a second armed robbery reported in Moffat Avenue in Westville just before 5pm on Saturday.

“Three armed men held up the domestic worker while she was attending to washing on the line and forced her to open the house. “They ransacked the property and fled in a black Mercedes with two televisions,” he said.

Jackson said items stolen during robberies earlier in the week included cellphones, a computer, electronic Tablets, cameras, jewellery and a firearm. - Supplied.

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