INCIDENT: HOUSE ROBBERY
SUBURB: LA LUCIA
Just after 17h00 on Friday Marshall Security recieved an alert from a resident in Glendining Court in the La Lucia area stating that a robbery had occurred at his neighbor’s home.
Armed reaction officers responded to the scene and further information ascertained revealed that five armed suspects arrived in a vehicle confronting a street patrol guard before forcing him into the vehicle at gun point. An armed suspect kept guard of the officer whilst his accomplices scaled a boundary wall to a premises before forcing entry to a home.
The homeowners who were present at the time were confined to a bedroom whilst the armed men ransacked their home before making off with the family vehicle, a Mercedes Benz A200 in an unknown direction.
The street patrol guard was dropped off a short distance down the road as the suspects fled the scene.
The stolen vehicle was fitted with a satellite tracking device monitored by Netstar and was later recovered by Marshall Security and Netstar recovery teams in the Kwamashu area. The suspects remain at large.
Although shaken up in the incident neither the guard nor the homeowners suffered any physical injuries in the ordeal.
The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police services for further investigation and processing.
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