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Brazen gunmen rob Durban metro police officer’s home

A gang of armed suspects allegedly robbed a Durban metro police officer’s home on Wednesday night. | Supplied/Reaction Unit South Africa

A gang of armed suspects allegedly robbed a Durban metro police officer’s home on Wednesday night. | Supplied/Reaction Unit South Africa

Published May 5, 2022

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Durban - A gang of armed suspects allegedly robbed a Durban metro police officer’s home on Wednesday night.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala said it was alleged by the complainant that on Wednesday at 7.30pm, he and his family were at their home in Southridge Circle in Verulam when they were accosted by five armed men who instructed him to open the gate.

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“The suspects assaulted the family before robbing them of their belongings like cellphones, laptops, jewellery and cash.”

“A case of house robbery was opened at Verulam SAPS for investigation,” Gwala said.

Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson Prem Balram said their officers responded, following reports of gunshots in the area at 7.47pm, when they received an update from their operations centre regarding a robbery that had occurred at a metro police officer’s house.

“On arrival, the off-duty policeman informed reaction officers that six suspects gained entry into his residence. The suspects were all armed with firearms. The family of five were forced to lay face down on the floor. The suspects demanded jewellery from one of the females. She was forced into her bedroom which was ransacked until their jewellery was located. Four cellphones were also stolen.

“The robbers fired shots as they were exiting the property. Residents reported seeing a white Hyundai i10 (registration unknown) leaving the scene,” Balram said.

Balram said no injuries were reported.

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