WATCH: Robbers rebuffed by pepper spray explosion again

2016-07-12 09:46

Durban - A gang of burglars who smashed their way into a Hillcrest business got more than they bargained for when a specialised security system flooded the room with pepper spray.

For the second time in 10 days, the security system rebuffed intruders at the same location, sending them choking and stumbling into the night.

Ian Colls, of Compusafe Electronic Asset Security, said that the robbers had been overwhelmed by the noxious spray which flooded the store.

“The same store in Hillcrest had a break-in about ten days ago and the pepper spray system was activated and sent them running,” he said.

“They [the robbers] seem to wait for security companies to change shift early in the morning and this time actually smashed their way through the front door. When they got inside the system activated and flooded the room with peppers spray,” he said.

- Watch: Previous pepper spray incident

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