Durban North woman bound, blindfolded during home invasion

An elderly Durban North woman was injured in a home invasion when robbers accosted her in her garden, last week.

Blue Security’s community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said the woman had just hung the washing on her line when the robbers ambushed her at her Terence Place property.

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The incident occurred at around 9: 45am. “Two robbers pounced on her as she was walking back into her home. One of the men grabbed her from behind as she walked through the door and covered her eyes with a bandana blindfold,” Mathios said.

The second suspect grabbed her legs and tied her up with rope. They then ransacked the house, took a cellphone and loaded two televisions into the resident’s vehicle before fleeing the scene.

“The victim sustained bruising to her wrists. Crisis Care paramedics treated her for her injuries at the scene of the crime. The vehicle was fitted with a tracking device and police later recovered it on the N3 near Hammarsdale,” Mathios added.

Greenwood Park SAPS and Durban North and Umhlanga Crisis Care attended the scene of the crime.

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He advised residents to be vigilant even when at home during the day and to ensure that perimeter fences are in good working order and that the electric fence is switched on.

“Criminals rely on the element of surprise and the ability to find hiding places on your property that will facilitate this, so make sure there are no unkempt bushes or other potential hiding places near your house that they could crouch behind to lie in wait,” Mathios concluded.

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