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Residents, domestic worker tied up during Sunridge house robbery

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A house owner, a tenant and the domestic worker were all tied up during a house robbery in Cassia Street, Sunridge, yesterday afternoon, May 31.
A house owner, a tenant and the domestic worker were all tied up during a house robbery in Cassia Street, Sunridge, yesterday afternoon, May 31.
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A house owner, a tenant and the domestic worker were all tied up during a house robbery in Cassia Street, Sunridge, yesterday afternoon, May 31.

The domestic worker was also shot in her shoulder before she was tied up.

Police spokesperson, Col. Priscilla Naidu, said that two males allegedly entered the house at approximately 11:00 and held up the domestic worker. When the owner of the house and a tenant returned home at different times, they too, were tied up. "The house was ransacked and hunting rifles, a firearm, three cell phones, jewellery, other household items and the complainant’s silver Isuzu bakkie were taken. A neighbour alerted a private security company who found the victims," Naidu explained.

According to a statement by Atlas Security, armed response officers were able to get a trace on one of the stolen cell phones and they made their way to the corner of Stanford and Nooitgedacht Road, which is where the stolen cell phone was pinging from. "Upon arrival, our team found the multiple firearms and various other stolen items. The SAPS was called and the scene handed over to their responding units. We have no doubt that the evidence will lead the SAPS through a successful investigation and we wish the domestic worker a speedy recovery," the statement read.

According to Naidu, the bakkie is still missing. "The injured domestic worker was taken to hospital for treatment," she said. 

Police are investigating a case of house robbery.

Sources: SAPS media statement
Atlas media statement

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