Reservoir Hills grandmother held at gunpoint during home invasion

A Reservoir Hills grandmother was left traumatised after armed robbers dragged her through the house at gunpoint during a home invasion on Wednesday afternoon.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said the gang fled the property with jewellery and electronic goods in the family’s Porsche, which they abandoned 300 meters from the scene before hijacking a motorist and jumping into his silver VW Polo.

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Mathios said a gang of possibly as many as seven or eight armed robbers derailed the driveway gate of a property in Yale Place to gain entry.

“They immediately re-positioned all of the CCTV cameras before searching for the CCTV camera computer box which they ripped out of its mounting in a cupboard to disable the system,” Mathios said.

“They dragged the grandmother from one room to another and at one point, sat her down in the passage with a gun to her head, demanding valuables such as jewellery. They ransacked every room in the house as the traumatised grandmother screamed for help,” he said.

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“The gang took valuables such as designer handbags and clothing, electronic goods and cellphones and fled the scene in their getaway car and in the family’s Porsche,” Mathios said.

“It is believed that the vehicle’s anti-hijacking system kicked in which forced the suspects to abandon it in Sienna Place,” he said. Police are investigating an armed robbery case following the incident.

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