Rob­bers tar­get two homes in Des­patch

The Herald (South Africa) - - News - Wil­son – Gareth Wil­son

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing two sep­a­rate house rob­beries in Des­patch on Thurs­day.

The first rob­bery hap­pened at 1.30am when four men, two with firearms, forced open the kitchen door of a house in Boom Street, Des­patch.

A cou­ple was held up and the rob­bers stole a 32-inch plasma tele­vi­sion set, lap­top, tablet phone, three cell­phones and bed­ding.

In an­other rob­bery, at about 3am, four men, some also with firearms and one with a panga, forced open the slid­ing door of a house in Hanekam Drive.

The home owner sus­tained a cut on the left arm.

The sus­pects stole a cell­phone, tablet phone and a smart tele­vi­sion.

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