Durban - A 12-year old Pinetown girl had a narrow escape after a gang of armed robbers held her at gunpoint while her parents were busy attending to the pool outside their home on Tuesday.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the suspects had targeted the family just after they arrived at their Farningham Ridge home at around 2.10pm.
“When the family arrived home their daughter went inside and the couple went to the back of the property where they were working on clearing debris from the swimming pool. Unbeknown to the couple, a gang of five armed suspects had arrived at the premises, and two suspects had jumped over the wall and walked into the house. The front door had been left open,” Mathios said.
“The suspects, who were wearing gloves and balaclavas confronted the girl who was sitting on the couch, and held her up at gunpoint, forcing her to walk with them through the house,” he said.
Mathios said the couple, oblivious to what was going on inside the house, only realised something was amiss when they noticed the suspect’s blue Hyundai Elantra parked at the gate.