70-year-old woman endures home invasion

TWO Glenwood women, one a 70-year-old, endured a harrowing armed robbery when robbers burst into their home and dragged them by their throats on Thursday night.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the residents 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 walked into their lounge and held them up. Two of the men grabbed the women by their throats and started choking them,” he said.

Jackson 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.
Jackson said the SAPS Durban flying squad and the Umbilo police attended the scene of the crime.

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Lauren Walford
Journalist

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