“Show us the safe or we oven roast your child,” Verulam robbery victim told

RUSA at the scene of crime
RUSA at the scene of crime. Pic: RUSA
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Show us the safe or we oven roast your child

Chilling words a Verulam family had to deal with faced with four armed house robbers earlier this morning (09/01/2018).

The four suspects gained entry to the house on Old Inanda road through an open door before holding up the family, Reaction Unit South Africa reported.

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They demanded to be shown the safe and threatened to roast the 5-year-old daughter of one of the victims in the oven if they failed to comply.

Fearing for her little daughter’s life the victim led the suspects to a bedroom and pointed out the safe which was concealed in a cupboard.

The suspects ripped the safe off the wall with a spade.

The ransacked room and spade used to rip the wall
The ransacked room and spade used to rip the wall. Pic: RUSA

The suspects managed to steal the safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash and 7 cellphones.

They then tied the victims with the use of cable ties and nylon ropes before locking them in one of the bedrooms before fleeing the scene.

It could not be confirmed what the suspects fled in.

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The victims managed to free themselves and contacted RUSA for assistance.

The cables used to tie the victims
The cables used to tie the victims. Pic: RUSA

A magazine containing ammunition was recovered in one of the bedrooms and is believed to have been dropped by the suspects during their escape.

The loaded magazine that the suspects dropped at the scene
The loaded magazine that the suspects dropped at the scene Pic: RUSA

One of the victims suffered abrasions to her hands from the restraints.

The child was not injured during the robbery.

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