Robbers left the boot empty after ransacking a home in Phoenix, North of Durban. Picture by Kyle Van Reenen

Durban - A Phoenix family were robbed in their home by gun men on Tuesday morning. 

Kyle Van Reenen a spokesperson for Marshall Security, said that just after 3.30am, Marshall Security Special Operations Team members together with Matrix vehicle tracking were activated to track a vehicle stolen from the Phoenix area north of Durban.

"The vehicle in question a Renault Clio was taken from a residence in Esselen Crescent after four suspects forced entry into the home confronting the homeowner. Armed with knives and a firearm one of the men threatened to kill the homeowner’s baby if he did not comply with their demands as they ransacked his home making off with his motor vehicle,"he said. 

The vehicle was tracked to a dirt road in the Amaoti area where four suspects were seen fleeing on foot. Van Reenen said a search of the area was conducted however the suspects remain at large.

Several items confirmed to have been taken in the robbery were found in the vehicle.

The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services in Phoenix for further investigation and processing.

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