Durban – A man has fallen to his death while trying to escape armed robbers that had entered his Mount Edgecombe home.
According to communications officer at Phoenix SAPS, Cpt L Naidoo, at about 5:30pm, members of SAPS Phoenix responded to a complaint of a house robbery in Mount Edgecombe.
On arrival at the scene, members noticed an Asian male lying on the ground and paramedics were attending to him.
It is alleged that the victim and his wife had just arrived home from work and were walking up the stair way to their flat on the third floor. As they walked past the second floor, they were accosted by two men who pointed firearms at them and forced the victims to take them into their house.
The suspects then tied the victims with plastic ties while they ransacked the house. The victim, 46-year-old Shao Zhong Pang, then managed to break the plastic ties and helped his wife and they both ran onto the balcony and shut the glass patio door.
One of the suspects came to the door and pointed a firearm at them. The victim got scared and jumped over the balcony and fell three levels to the grassy ground.
Unfortunately, the victim died as a result of the fall.
“The suspects then took off taking with them a Samsung television, four cellphones, R50 000 cash and the victim’s motor vehicle a Honda Ballade. Total value of items taken is R280, 000. The victims’ wife was very traumatised and was taken to a hospital for treatment,” said Cpt Naidoo
Phoenix SAPS is investigating a case of house robbery and murder following the tragedy at the Siphosethu Road residence.