Armed robbers targeting Durban North homes - security company

2015-07-21 12:47

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Durban - A Durban security company has warned of armed robbers targeting homes in Durban North after a string of incidents at the weekend.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said that in the latest incident a gang of robbers held up a resident in Cupids Row, Sunningdale, late on Saturday afternoon.

“The woman had just driven into her garage when four armed men ran into the property and held her up at gunpoint. They pushed her into the house and robbed her of jewellery, iPads, a handbag and cell phone as well as her car keys,” he said.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker confirmed that detectives were investigating the attack, but that no arrests had yet been made.

Jackson said that earlier on Saturday, an armed response officer had disturbed a pair of armed robbers in Hampton Place in Durban North while they were breaking into a house.

“The robbers, who were driving a charcoal-coloured Peugeot, pointed their firearms at the armed response officer as they reversed away from the property and fled up Margaret Maytom Avenue. Our officer chased the suspects, but lost them at the corner of Umhlanga Rocks Drive,” he said.

In a third incident in Elderberry Drive in Glen Hills, armed robbers locked a one-month-old baby and a domestic worker in the baby’s bedroom while they ransacked the home on Thursday last week.

“The gang of five men fled with a television in a red VW Polo with an NJ registration. There were no injuries reported,” he said.

“We urge residents to be vigilant and to always check for any unknown, occupied vehicles parked outside their homes and for any suspicious individuals walking or loitering near their property before opening the gates.

"Always stop parallel to the pavement so that you can’t easily be blocked in and held up. If you have any concerns, rather drive around the block and call your security company and the police to check out the situation,” Jackson said.

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