Durban - A knife collector had some of his collection stolen when his flat was burgled in Margate, on the south coast of KZN on Thursday.
Johan Muller, the victim, made a passionate appeal to anyone who might know the whereabouts of his knives and other valuables to notify the police. A burglar came through a small window in his lounged and then ransacked his flat between 6 am and 7 am.
"My home was invaded by some people that think robbing others is cool. The knives were a gift from a mate of mine. I have a lot of sentimental value to things especially a gift. I hope it will be flushed out because there are not many of them around," he said.
Muller said his brown Ripcurl wallet contained valuable content like his driver's license, firearm licenses, ID Card and bank cards.
The burglars also made off with a iPhone 8 Plus black in colour, an Apple Mac laptop silver in colour, jewellery (2 x gold rings one Masonic emblem on it and the other a big gold wedding band, thick gold chain).
Burglars also took a new sharks rugby jersey signed by Pat Lambie #10 on the back signature in front of the black part of the shirt with a black pen so the signature is not easily visible.
Muller also has a vast collection of 1200 hats some of which have been stolen.
Of most concern was his special forces trie blade dagger black in colour, two of his aquatic rescue knives, three tag watches, one fossil silver watch and a grey/silver backpack.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the victim left his place of residence in Crown Road when he came back an hour later, he found out that his house was broken into.
A case of house break-in and theft was opened at Margate police station. Mbele said no arrest had been made and neither was any of the stolen items recovered.
if you have any information contact Detective Hlela from Margate SAPS or phone 10111.