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Business traveller bound and robbed at Sardinia Bay guesthouse

Mar 7, 2019
Business traveller bound and robbed at Sardinia Bay guesthouse

"Police are appealing to second hand shops to be on the lookout for any person/s with a foreign accent bringing in TV sets for sale."

Port Elizabeth Detectives are on the hunt for three suspects, who broke into a guesthouse in Kingfisher Lane, in Sardinia Bay, during the early hours of Thursday morning and robbed a man visiting the area on business.

"It is alleged that the complainant, aged 23 years old, was a guest at the house and was awoken at about 02:00 by three unknown men.

"One was allegedly armed with a firearm and another with a crowbar and the third with a panga," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The complainant was tied up with cable ties and locked in the bedroom. The complainant arrived from Pretoria on Wednesday."

She said that he was here on business with the owner of the guesthouse.

The armed suspects went to steal five TV sets from other cottages

 

"The suspects also broke into another cottage on the premises," Col Naidu said.

"A total of five TV sets, two cellphones, a small amount of cash and some of the complainant’s belongings were taken."

The value of the stolen items is yet to be determined.

She added that entry to the cottages were gained by removing the bathroom windows.

"Police are appealing to second hand shops to be on the lookout for any person/s with a foreign accent bringing in TV sets for sale," Col Naidu said.

"Information relating to any suspicious person must be communicated to D/Capt Chris Rowan on 082 442 1457."

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