Neighbour comes under fire during Avoca home invasion

Armed robbers fired several shots as they fled the scene of a Durban North home invasion in Avoca, earlier this week.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said a gang of six armed robbers arrived at the property in a gold Mercedes Benz at around 5: 45am.

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“The gang forced open a pedestrian gate and then proceeded to force open the front security gate and door. The suspects held up the family at gunpoint and demanded cash and jewellery,” Mathios said.

The suspects grabbed cellphones, a tablet and an undisclosed sum of cash.

“But as they were about to flee the scene, they were disturbed by a neighbour who heard noises on the property and came to the front of the premises to investigate,” Mathios added.

One of the suspects, who was waiting in the getaway vehicle, spotted the neighbour.

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He alerted a second suspect, who was standing guard at the door, who then fired several shots at the neighbour.

“He missed and hit a vehicle that was parked inside a nearby property a few doors away. No injuries were reported,” Mathios concluded.

Greenwood Park SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

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