Man and woman jump from second storey to flee armed robbers

The armed robbers used rocks to crash the door and gain access.


A woman was seriously injured when she and a housemate jumped off the balcony from the second floor of a house in Karel Street in Schoemansville to escape armed robbers on last week Tuesday.

Pumi Shange (26) and Blessing Hlope (30) were in the house at about 1pm when they heard the door to the kitchen downstairs crash open, Kormorant reports.

The robbers had broken down the door with rocks and entered the house.

When the robbers, allegedly armed with a firearm, burst into Pumi’s room, she ran to the balcony and jumped. She broke her leg in the fall.

Blessing, who was in another room, also on the second floor, heard the commotion and looked out his window.

“I saw one man and then saw Pumi jump, and I jumped off my room’s balcony as well,” he said.

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“Pumi had broken her leg badly and was injured, but together we ran to the road.”

Sonja Iqbal, a member of the Schoemansville neighbourhood watch, was driving past, and the two people jumped in front of her car. She had called the neighbourhood watch, police and the Hartbeespoort Emergency Rescue Unit.

“According to Pumi, she was in her room, and when the two men with a firearm came in she did not even think, she just jumped. She seems to have sustained serious injuries during the fall and was taken to hospital.”

The neighbourhood watch and police were on the scene shortly after but the robbers had supposedly fled into the mountain. They had stolen a television set and laptop.

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– Caxton News Service

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