Amanzimtoti home invaders leave loot behind as their getaway disturbed

Armed robbers fled the scene of a home invasion in St Winifreds, leaving behind the resident’s vehicle and other valuables they had loaded into it, when a response officer disturbed them on Sunday night, 6 May.

Blue Security spokesman Andreas Mathios said the Whitfield Drive home invasion was the second robbery targeting an Audi at the weekend, as criminals had earlier stolen an Audi during a home invasion in Pinetown.

Mathios said two men, armed with knives, held up the St Wins resident in his home at around 8.40pm. “They ransacked the house and loaded valuables including a DVD player, jewellery, laptops, a television, watches and a cellphone into the resident’s wife’s Audi and then tied him up and locked him in a bathroom,” said Mathios.

“He managed to press a panic button and our officer responded swiftly, before the robbers managed to drive off. They were sitting in the Audi with the lights on and the gates open when he arrived and told him they had come to fetch someone at the property.

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The officer walked to the kitchen door to make contact with the resident and as he stepped away, the men got out of the vehicle and used a remote to open the gate and run away.” They fled only with a cellphone and two watches, leaving behind all the valuables they had loaded into the vehicle.

Amanzimtoti SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

 

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