Five gunmen invade Athlone Park home

A domestic worker and a gardener were held up by armed robbers during a home invasion in Kingsway, Athlone Park on Friday, 7 April.

Blue Security operations manager, Brian Jackson said the domestic worker heard the intercom buzz and opened the front door to see who was at the main gate when the robbers struck at about 1pm.

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“One of the robbers had already managed to get onto the property and he held her at gunpoint the moment she opened the front door. He demanded that she open the driveway gate where his accomplices were waiting in a VW Golf GTI with an NUZ registration,” said Jackson.

Jackson said five men jumped out of the vehicle and forced the domestic worker and gardener back into the house.

“They ransacked the house in search of valuables and fled with two televisions and a safe containing cash and jewellery,” he said.

Amanzimtoti SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

In a second incident in Winifred Close in Kingsburgh on Monday afternoon, 10 April, a man fished keys for the kitchen door of a home out of a window.

“He entered the property and stole a laptop and bag. He then threw the keys for the door back into the home before fleeing the scene,” said Jackson.

 

 

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