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Kirkwood couple robbed at gunpoint in their home

Aug 23, 2018
Kirkwood couple robbed at gunpoint in their home

Police are looking for four armed suspects following an alleged armed house robbery incident in Kirkwood.

"On Wednesday, at around 10pm, it is alleged that four men stormed into a backyard shack of a house in Fisanti Street in Bergsig area, Kirkwood, by forcing a door open," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"The four suspects, one armed with a firearm, held a couple at gunpoint, while others ransacked the house.

"One of the suspects attacked a shack owner with a panga."

Sgt Nkohli said that the suspects stole a wrist watch, two rings, a laptop and undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot.

"The 29-year-old man, who was attacked, was taken to hospital for medical attention."

A case of house robbery was opened and the arrest is imminent.