In the space of an hour, the suburb of La Lucia was rocked by two consecutive house robberies this afternoon Marshall Security has reported.
In the first incident at approximately 11:55, eight suspects armed with a hand gun, derailed the driveway gate to a home in Wilson Way.
The gardener who was home at the time ran and hid from the suspects who stormed the property, smashing through the front door with a sledgehammer, before ransacking the premises, stealing high end watches and jewellery before making off in a getaway vehicle.
Shortly afterwards at around 12:30 a Marshall Security Street Patrol guard noticed eight suspects fleeing from a premises in William Campbell Drive and called for assistance.
Armed Reaction officers were immediately dispatched and on further investigation it was ascertained that, eight suspects entered the property by derailing the driveway gate before smashing through a security gate and forcing entry into the home.
The domestic worker who was at the property at the time was told to lie down on the floor and keep quiet by an armed suspect, whislt his accomplices ransacked the home, making off with undisclosed items, before fleeing in an awaiting getaway vehicle.
The suspects remain at large.
It is believed at this stage that the two incidents may be linked, however the necessary investigations will be conducted by the South African Police Services.
Source: Marshall Security