Police spokesperson Lieutenant Raymond Deokaran said the resident was confronted by the suspects, who were armed with handguns, on Wednesday at about 3.20pm, Northglen News reported.
“The resident was vacuuming her car when she heard the dogs barking. She walked over to her front garden and realised her electric gate was open. She then tried to use her beeper to close the gate, which didn’t work. She then spotted a man coming towards her with the gun pointed at her. She managed to run inside and slam her security gate shut,” added Deokaran.
“She ran to the back of the house, where a second man, also armed, confronted her. He then forced her back into the house. The suspects stole a TV and an iPad and were spotted fleeing in a red VW Golf. A car matching this description was also involved in an armed mugging of a domestic worker on Saturday.”
Deokaran said: “The domestic worker was walking along Campbell Drive when a red VW Golf drove past her surreptitiously. The car then made a U-turn further up the road and drove towards her. A man armed with a handgun pointed the gun at her and demanded her valuables. He made off with her handbag and her cellphone.”
No arrests have been made.
In a separate incident, three armed suspects were arrested after they robbed a 65-year-old woman of an undisclosed amount of cash before firing shots in Krugersdorp, on the West Rand Early this month.
Krugersdorp police spokesperson Constable Tshepiso Mashale said it is alleged the 65-year-old victim was from the bank and withdrew cash to pay her workers yesterday. On arrival to her home, she noticed a black golf behind her. The suspects approached her and grabbed the handbag from her.
“The victim tried to fight for the bag and one of the suspects fired a shot and they ran away. Fortunately, someone saw what was happening and followed the vehicle. While busy following the suspects, he saw police vehicle and informed them of the incident,” she added.
– Caxton News Service