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Armed Gang Tie Up Effingham Residents In House Robbery

Earlier today our team members responded to house robbery at a non-client premises in the Effingham area where the victims had been tied up and several items of value stolen, including two vehicles, both of which were later successfully recovered.

At approximately 11h30 the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch was alerted to a house robbery that had occurred in Popatlall Place in Effingham. Multiple Armed Response Officers and members of our Special Operations Team immediately responded and upon their arrival it was established that the homeowners had been tied up and locked inside the house by five suspects armed with firearms and knives. Our teams managed to gain access into the house and free the victims, who were fortunately unharmed during the incident. We proceeded to arrange for a trauma team to attend to the victims.

Upon further investigation it was established that two vehicles, a black Nissan Almera and a white Hyundai i10 were taken together with various other items of value including cash and jewellery.

With neither vehicle being fitted with a tracking unit, their descriptions were circulated to all Marshall Armed Response Officers and Special Ops Team members to be on the lookout. Our members set out to monitor neighbouring areas and an hour after being alerted to the house robbery, the Nissan was found abandoned in KwaMashu K-Section where it was recovered by members of our Special Ops Team together with the assistance of Greenwood Park Trio Crimes Unit. The Hyundai i10 was found approximately half an hour later, also abandoned in KwaMashu K-Section, where the suspects had crashed the vehicle. The cause of this is currently unknown.

The crime scene and both vehicles were handed to Greenwood Park SAPS and Greenwood Park Trio Crimes Unit for further investigation and processing.

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