Shot fired through closed door

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Due to fear for her and her family’s safety the woman wishes to stay anonymous but says she was woken by her dogs at 5.20am, and upon opening the front door to let them out, she was surprised to see a man pointing a gun at her.

She says she closed the door in a hurry and luckily the dogs never left the house.

It was during this time that the robber fired a shot.

The bullet went through the door, missed her and hit the wall behind her.

She immediately ran to the community radio and called for help.

Ramphora says the neighbour allegedly shouted at the robbers who ran to the fence, jumped over it and ran away.

Liezl Oosthuizen, chairman of the Dal Fouche Community Association (DFCA), says when they heard the women’s distress call over the community radio, the neighbours that were part of the network informed each other in what direction the robber was running.

This communication enabled the DFCA patrolling vehicle to find out where the man was.

While running the man got rid of his jacket, hat and the firearm which were retrieved by the DFCA members.

It is believed members of the DFCA also found three cellphones on the robber.

Oosthuizen claims they also retrieved another cellphone on the sidewalk where the robbers have cut the electric fence to gain entry to the property.

According to Oozthuizen they managed to follow one robber, but the other two got away.

Ramphora confirms that only one of the robbers was arrested…

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