Two Glenwood women endured a harrowing armed robbery when robbers burst into their home and dragged them by their throats on 17 February 2017.
Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the residents, one of them a 70-year old woman, were at home at a complex in Bulwer Road just before 7pm when a gang of armed robbers held them up.
“Three robbers, one of them armed with a firearm and wearing a reflector vest similar to those worn by car guards, walked into their lounge and held them up. Two of the men grabbed the women by their throats and started choking them,” he said. “The armed suspect, who seemed to be the gang leader called the orders and demanded that they hand over cash and other valuables. The gang then dragged the women by their throats through the house as they searched for valuables to steal.”
Jackson said a neighbour was walking past the home and got caught up in the assault.
“The armed robber grabbed him and shoved him onto the ground before fleeing the scene with the rest of the gang. Residents gave chase along the freeway in the direction of the CBD, but lost the suspects as they fled towards Warwick junction. No injuries were reported,” he said.
Four cellphones, a laptop and cash was reported stolen.
The SAPS Durban flying squad and the Umbilo police attended the scene of the crime.
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