Durban - Hours before a Chatsworth family could leave for a holiday to Singapore and Malaysia they were held up by armed men who threatened to shoot their 1-year-old baby if they did not co-operate.
The family had been installing cameras at their home in Kharwastan on Tuesday evening when they were accosted.
A spokesperson for Amawele Emergency Services Sivan Subramodey said there were four technicians on the property installing security cameras.
"One technician was inside the roof and the other three inside the house with the husband, his wife and two daughters aged 1 and 7. The suspects entered the home and held the family and technicians at gunpoint."
Subramodey said they demanded cash and jewellery.