Fisantekraal robbers flee in stolen vehicle

Durbanville police station

Durbanville police are searching for three men after an armed robbery at a home in Peter Mokaba Road, Fisantekraal, yesterday, Thursday August 12, at 6.30pm.

According to Durbanville police spokesman, Captain Marchell Rhode, the men had knocked on the house’s open front door.

When the father walked towards the door he found three men standing there. One of the robbers then pulled out a firearm and threatened him.

Once inside the man’s house, they walked with him to his room where his wife and four-month-old baby were.

One of the robbers stole the keys to the family’s white Opel Astra and two cellphones. They had opened the family’s safe but only found a few R5 coins inside.

They then fled in the stolen car.

Captain Rhode said no one was harmed during the robbery and no shots were fired.

“Only one of the robbers was armed with a firearm and there haven’t been any arrests made at this stage.”

When asked if the police could share what the robbers wore or if they were masked, he said: “I cannot provide comment on this at this stage.”

In May this year, a similar incident took place in Peter Mokaba Road where two robbers threatened a man with a firearm inside his home and stole his Hyundai Elantra (“Durbanville police investigate Somali’s killing”, Northern News, June 4).

There has also been no progress regarding arrests in connection with the house robberies in Mendolsohn, Morgenster and Salisbury streets that took place in July this year (“House robberies rock Durbanville”, July 15).