CNS Reporter
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6 Feb 2017
2:54 pm

Young girl’s screams chase away robbers

CNS Reporter

The victim was outside hanging up washing when two men entered the home and tied up her sons.

SAPS.

Police spokesperson Captain Nomsa Sekele said a robbery took place on Third Avenue, at about 2.30pm, in Benoni, on the East Rand, Benoni City Times reports.

Sekele said the complainant was outside hanging up washing when two men entered the home and tied up her sons (aged 14 and 16).

The spokesperson said the teenagers were in the house with their elderly grandmother, who was not tied up.

While the complainant was hanging up the washing, the men approached her.

“They [robbers] instructed her to shut up,” said Sekele.

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The spokesperson said the daughter climbed up a ladder near a wall and started screaming from the roof.

“The neighbours heard that, and the suspects panicked and ran away,” said Sekele.

Sekele said the robbers made off with a TV, two cellphones, a laptop, jewellery and clothing.

The men fled in a white Toyota Camry. It is unclear if there was an accomplice waiting in the car.

A case of house robbery was opened.

No injuries were reported.

– Caxton News Service

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