Burglary suspect sought

2016-04-05 06:00

Police are on a manhunt for a suspect after a house burglary in Dolomite Road, Penlyn Estate, at about 09:35 on Friday last week.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the suspect “barged into a house and threatened the resident with a knife”.

“The 58-year-old victim was sleeping in her bedroom when she heard a noise, then when she opened a door, an unknown man with a long knife pushed her inside the room. He ordered her not to scream, searched the cupboard and took her belongings,” Mnyaka says.

The suspect made off with a Samsung phone, jewellery and foreign currency.

He fled the scene on a white mountain bike in the direction of Hanover Park, Mnyaka says.

The suspect was wearing a black cap and grey jersey.

A case of house robbery was opened for investigation.

No arrests have been made and there were no injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Lansdowne detectives at 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804.

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