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Manhunt launched following brazen early morning Jeffreys Bay house robbery

Feb 14, 2019
Manhunt launched following brazen early morning Jeffreys Bay house robbery

Police in Jeffreys Bay have launched a manhunt for three armed suspects, who allegedly robbed a residence in Dolphin Drive, Aston Bay, Jeffreys Bay, early on Thursday morning, at about 01:30.

Apparently the robbers entered the home through a partially open window. 

"It is alleged that the alarm went off as the intruders entered and the 67-year-old female complainant went to have a look," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.  

"She noticed the suspects and she screamed.  

"A scuffle ensued between one of the suspects and the victim and she was stabbed in her hand."

She said that her son came to assist her and they were ordered by the suspects to go to the bedroom where they searched the safe.

"The suspects took jewellery, a revolver, laptop and cellphones."

Robbers continued ranscaking Jeffreys Bay home

Capt Swart said that the suspects then left the family in the bedroom and continued to search the rest of the house.  

"One of the suspects allegedly returned with the revolver and the complainant's husband (who also had a firearm hidden in the bedroom) fired two shots through the bedroom door," she said. 

"The suspects immediately fled on foot from the scene with some of the stolen items. 

"Jeffreys Bay SAPS were notified and recovered some of the stolen property in the yard."

She said that detectives are following up on all possible leads.

"Police appeal to Second-Hand Dealers to be alert of persons wanting to sell jewellery or electronic equipment and to notify SAPS immediately," Capt Swart said.

"Anyone who might be able to assist with any information about the robbery, may contact SAPS Jeffreys Bay on 042 200 6800 or the Crime Stop toll-free number 08600 10111."

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