Robbers point firearm at Westville teenager during home invasion

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Robbers point firearm at Westville teenager during home invasion
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Armed robbers held up a Westville teenager at gunpoint in a home invasion in Byron Place yesterday afternoon.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the boy had arrived home from school and was alone in the house when the robbers stormed into the property. The incident occurred at around 3.30pm. “A gang of four suspects, two of them armed with firearms, derailed the driveway gate and reversed their vehicle, a grey Mercedes S200 into the property,” Mathios said.

“They forced open the front door and held the youth up at gunpoint. They asked him for the safe and then removed it from the wall. They loaded a cellphone, a laptop and other goods into their vehicle,” Mathios said. “The boy’s grandfather who was at the neighbour’s house, activated the panic alarm and the suspects fled the scene. No injuries were reported although the boy was left traumatised after the incident,” Mathios said.

Westville police attended the scene of the crime.

A group of children and a gardener were also held at gunpoint by armed robbers during a home invasion in Sherwood recently.

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