Cowies Hill Residents Injured Whilst Fighting off Armed Home Invaders

Cowies Hill Residents Injured Whilst Fighting off Armed Home Invaders

Two Cowies Hill residents sustained severe lacerations whilst fighting off armed suspects in their home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“The incident occurred after a homeowner investigated the reason why he could hear dogs barking,” said Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios. “The resident discovered and confronted two suspects on the property who were armed with knives. It is believed that the suspects may have gained entry through an open window,” he said.

“The homeowner’s shouts for help alerted other family members and his son came to his aid in fighting off his attackers,” he said. “The victims were stabbed multiple times during the altercation before the suspects escaped out of the bedroom window when the panic button was activated,” he said. “The two men fled in an unknown direction. The only items reported stolen were two cellphones,” he said.

“Blue Security reaction officers arrived at the scene minutes after receiving the alarm activation and assisted the injured victims to stem the bleeding before paramedics arrived,” he said. “The injured victims were transported to hospital for further medical treatment. Pinetown SAPS attended the scene and investigations are continuing. No arrests have yet been made,” he said.

“In a separate incident on Monday afternoon a woman was accosted and robbed by four armed men in her home in Bonela, Durban,” Mathios said.

“The four suspects gained access to the property by forcing open a sliding door with the use of a crowbar,” he said. “They then proceeded to hold up the elderly resident and demand valuables,” he said. “A flatscreen TV and a substantial amount of cash was taken during the invasion before the suspects fled in an awaiting getaway vehicle,” he said. “The victim was not injured during the incident. Cato Manor SAPS attended the scene and investigations are continuing,” he said.

“In a third incident, reported in the early hours of Tuesday morning, two security guards stationed at a business in South Coast Road were held up by a gang of eight men,” he said.

“The suspects, all of whom were carrying firearms, gained entry by removing parts of the concrete fence at the back of the property,” he said. “They proceeded to command the guards to hand over their panic buttons before removing eight truck tyres from a vehicle on the premises. However they only fled with five tyres,” he said. “Montclair SAPS attended the scene and investigations are continuing,” he said.

Blue Security

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