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Cape Town - Breaking into a home and grabbing valuable electronics before speeding off in a luxury car appears to be the modus operandi for Wynberg’s “crowbar” gang.
On Wednesday, police released a snapshot - from a CCTV camera - of the suspected thieves fleeing the scene in a silver Audi A4 after a house was robbed on Prospect Hill Road.
Neighbourhood watch group BKM said the gang forced its way into the house with a crowbar at 10.30am on August 10.
The three-man gang stole R16 500 worth of items, including two computers, from the home.
Residents said there had been similar break-ins across the suburb and in nearby Constantia over the past two years.
Police said a similar robbery had taken place on Prospect Hill Road earlier this year.
It is suspected that the men captured on film are behind most of the robberies.
BKM said the car’s registration belonged to a company, but the name was not disclosed.
Police spokesman Lieutenant- Colonel André Traut said police had identified one of the suspects and were tracking down the owner of the Audi.
Traut urged anyone with information on the gang to contact the investigating officer, Constable Thembisa Khaleni, at 073 3711 609 or 021 799 1400.