Man arrested following home robberies

Police have warned Durbanville residents to be vigilant following a series of home robberies in the area.

Police have arrested a man and warned Durbanville residents to be vigilant following a series of home robberies in the area.

Two men entered a Langeberg Road home on Saturday January 8, at 6.15pm, according to Durbanville police spokesman Captain Marchell Rhode.

They are believed to have used keys stolen from the premises in a previous incident.

The robbers threatened the occupant with a gun, then pistol-whipped and pepper-sprayed him before fleeing with an HP laptop and a Samsung Galaxy A2 phone, Captain Rhode said.

The following Monday, at 6pm, the same man was busy locking his security gate when he was robbed again.

“Two guys attacked him from behind and stabbed him in his arm. One of the guys then stole the man’s Sansui TV, valued at R5000. They ran away with the TV in an unknown direction,” Captain Rhode said.

Police later arrested a man in Morningstar whom they say was in possession of the stolen property.

In a separate incident, four masked men broke into a house at Rondekuil Farm, in Malanshoogte Road, on Monday January 3, at 10pm.

They confronted a woman in the lounge, and her scream alerted her husband who was in the bedroom, police say.

One of the intruders tried to stop him from opening the bedroom door and threatened him with a screwdriver, but the man snatched the makeshift weapon from him.

“One of the other suspects ran around in the house and took a wallet containing R2000 and an empty laptop bag. One of the four suspects threw a bag of wood in the man’s face and managed to run away,” Captain Rhode said.