Two homes hit in predawn heists

The Herald (South Africa) - - NEWS - Gareth Wil­son wilsong@ti­soblack­

TWO sep­a­rate cases of house rob­bery early yes­ter­day morn­ing are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by po­lice.

The first in­ci­dent hap­pened at 1.45am in a Montm­edy Road, Lor­raine, town­house com­plex.

Po­lice spokes­woman Cap­tain San­dra Janse van Rens­burg said three peo­ple had been in a town­house in The Av­enue com­plex.

“Four sus­pects forced open the garage gate and then en­tered the house through the in­ter-lead­ing kitchen door,” she said.

“One of the oc­cu­pants was sleep­ing in the lounge when she was wo­ken up by one of the sus­pects. “The woman screamed and the sus­pects fled. “They es­caped with a plasma tele­vi­sion, an iPad, some clothes and cell­phones.”

The sec­ond rob­bery hap­pened at 2am in Greece Street, KwaNox­olo, in Booy­sen Park.

A 32-year-old woman woke up when she heard a loud noise and her hus­band scream­ing.

“One sus­pect pointed a firearm at her hus­band while the other sus­pect stood at the back door,” Janse van Rens­burg said.

“The com­plainant ran to the bed­room where the chil­dren were sleep­ing.

“Two more sus­pects en­tered the house, tak­ing the tele­vi­sion, an Xbox, lap­top, ex­ter­nal hard drive and a watch be­fore flee­ing.”

Janse van Rens­burg said a 20-year-old man had been ar­rested in Ti­mothy Val­ley an hour later.

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