Monday, May 6, 2013

Woman frees herself during robbery

HURLINGHAM - While unlocking her security gate at about lunchtime, a woman was approached by two men at her Carlisle Road home in Hurlingham.

06 May 2013

According to Parkview police spokesperson Princess Mudau, one of the men pushed the woman to the ground and threatened her with a knife.

"They asked for money and jewellery. She told them she had no jewellery and that they would find money in her handbag," said Mudau.

Two more men arrived and took the woman into the passage where they bound her hands and legs.

The four men left her in the passage and began to ransack the house.

The woman managed to free herself and locked the passage door. She went to her bedroom, locked the door and pressed her panic button.

The men fled with cash, a cellphone, a safety box and jewellery when they heard the alarm.

The value of the stolen items was estimated at R50 000.

No arrests have been made.