It was a busy Friday morning in the Malvern area with Blue Security responding to a home invasion and apprehending an unrelated suspect after a highspeed chase and shootout.
“A Malvern resident was fortunate to escape injury after a gang of seven armed suspects invaded her property on Friday morning. The incident occurred as she was preparing to leave for work,” said Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios. “An employee saw the seven suspects, armed with firearms, entering the property by jumping over the front gate. They entered the house and demanded cash and jewellery,” he said.
“The victim indicated the location of the safe whereupon the suspects removed it and its contents of jewellery and cash. A flat screen TV was also taken during the home invasion,” he said. “The suspects fled in a vehicle in an unknown direction. No shots were fired and no-one was injured during the incident,” he said. Malvern SAPS attended the scene and investigations are continuing.
In an unrelated incident, a suspect was injured during a car chase and shootout, also on Friday morning in Malvern.
“The Blue Security Central Tactical Ambassador was patrolling in the Moseley area when he observed two speeding vehicles,” Mathios said. “He followed the vehicles along the M7 as they headed towards the N2. As the suspects turned into Fourth Avenue via Bellville Road one of the occupants pointed a firearm at the Tactical Ambassador and a shootout ensued,” he said.
“The driver of the one vehicle lost control and crashed into an embankment and was subsequently arrested by the Tactical Ambassador. The second vehicle sped off along Bedale Road,” he said. “The suspect and vehicle was handed over to members of Malvern SAPS and investigations are continuing,” he said.
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