National 27.7.2016 04:52 pm

Woman shot dead, friend tied up in house robbery

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The friend attempted to run up the stairs to the second floor of the house but was caught by the robbers.

Midrand police are investigating a case of house robbery and murder after a woman was allegedly shot and killed, and her friend assaulted, during an armed robbery in Glenferness.

Police spokespeson Matome Tlamela said the tenant and her male friend were at home watching movies at about 8pm on Sunday when they heard loud banging on the front door. Four unknown men gained entry into the house by allegedly forcing the front door open.

“The tenant was allegedly shot while trying to close the second kitchen door on the attackers, but did not die of her wounds immediately,” Tlamela said.

The friend attempted to run up the stairs to the second floor of the house but was caught by the robbers and tied up with electrical cords, and a jacket was used to cover his head. The suspects then allegedly hit him repeatedly while demanding cash and access to a safe.

Police are unable to release the names of the victims to the public, but said that no suspects have been arrested yet, Midrand Reporter reported.

It was not confirmed if anything had been stolen from the house.

“We would like to appeal to the community to come forward if they have any information about these events,” added Tlamela.

– Caxton News Service

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