Don’t keep lots of cash at home, police warn after more Durbanville robberies

Police are looking for suspects connected to three house robberies that took place in Bukettraube street, Eversdal and Salleri Way this month.

A Durbanville couple lost their car and more than R200 000 in belongings and cash after robbers invaded their home in Salleri Way, Sonstraal Heights, and threatened them with a knife, police say.

Three intruders woke the man and his wife at 3am on Monday February 7 and threatened them with a knife, telling the woman they would kill her husband if she didn’t show them the safe.

The robbers took cellphones, a laptop, R120 000 in cash from the safe, and a TV, said Durbanville police spokesman Captain Marchell Rhode.

The robbers fled in the couple’s Toyota Fortuner and are still at large.

“According to the man, the suspects gained entry to the house by forcing a window open,” Captain Rhode said.

Last Tuesday, three armed robbers held an Eversdal couple at gunpoint and ransacked their home, taking more than R100 000 in valuables.

Police say the woman woke her husband at about 3.30am to say there were intruders in the home.

The robbers threatened the couple with a gun and bound them with cable ties before taking a laptop, jewellery, a watch and two cellphones.

They fled in the couple’s BMW, which police later found abandoned in the Brackenfell area. They are still at large.

Police are urging residents to remain vigilant and not to keep large sums of money at home.