Alert homeowner foils robbery

Crime & Courts

Durban - Four men were arrested after trying to rob a house in Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

A 37-year-old woman saw men on her property in Elizabeth Avenue on Thursday and called police, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

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“She banged on the window to scare them off and one of them drew a gun and pointed it at her before they ran out the gate and fled in the car,” Naicker said.

One of the men had a crowbar. Three men had tried to force open the security gate at the front door while the fourth man waited in a Toyota Corolla parked outside.

When police arrived the men had already fled. They obtained a detailed description of the car and circulated it.

The men were arrested on the N2 highway near Umkomaas. Police recovered the Toyota, jewellery, tools, a crowbar, cosmetics, gloves, and a flat-screen plasma television set.

The men were expected to appear in the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.


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