A Durban North man was injured during a home invasion after a gang of armed robbers manhandled him during a home invasion at in Buttery Road this afternoon. It appears that the robbers may also have drugged several large dogs during the incident.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the resident and two companions had locked themselves in the study when they noticed the gang entering the property through the driveway gate. “The armed gang forced open the front door and made their way directly to the study and they broke down the door. One of the suspects remained with two of the victims in the study, while another gang member walked the resident through the house in search of valuables,” Mathios said.
“They demanded to know where the safe was kept and the resident complied and showed them. The gang ripped the safe off the wall and fled the scene with jewellery, cash, cellphones, laptops, televisions and a digital video recorder. The gang fled in a charcoal grey double cab Ford Ranger,” Mathios said. “Paramedics attended the scene of the crime to attend to the resident, whose back had been injured while the suspects pushed and shoved him around the house.”
Mathios added that it appeared several large breed dogs might have been drugged during the incident because their behaviour was uncharacteristically docile afterwards.
Greenwood Park SAPS attended the scene of the crime. Durban North Crisis care volunteers also attended the scene to assist the traumatised victims.
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