An unknown number of burglars allegedly entered a home in Fairway Crescent, Robin Park on the West Rand in the early hours of this morning; ransacked the house and left with numerous valuable items while the owners were asleep, Randfontein Herald reports.
Mathilda Jacobs, one of the owners of the house, said that when they arrived home from a voting station on Wednesday night, the power at the house was out.
“We decided to call it an early night and got into bed at about 6pm,” Jacobs said.
She added they had only moved into the house the previous Saturday – five days before the incident happened. They had also just contacted security companies for quotes.
“The house does have a security gate between the living area and bedrooms to keep robbers at bay,” Jacobs said.
She believes the robbers used bolt cutters and a crowbar to gain access through the windows of their house stealing their TV, kettle, a drill, a computer and many other valuable items before disappearing silently.
“My brother woke up this morning and couldn’t find our kettle. He said he thought it might be in another room. Then he sat down in the living room and saw the empty space where the TV used to be. When he realised we’d been robbed, he alerted us with a terrible yell: ‘Get up, you’ve been robbed’.”
Jacobs says they immediately called the Randfontein Police who arrived shortly after the incident.
Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police spokesperson, confirmed that a case of housebreaking was being investigated and that numerous items were stolen.
– Caxton News Service