Sheriff and daughter held at gunpoint during armed house robbery

The armed robbers broke out a window to gain entry into the house.

Kausher Goolam (50), her mother (81) her daughter, Ateeya and five-year-old grandchild were sleeping in their house in Harrington Street when the robbers broke in.
“I woke up and went to the bathroom and the next moment the two armed men were with me. One put a firearm to my head and the other a knife to my side. They told me not to say a word,” Kausher told the Kormorant. “I started praying and told them to take everything and just leave us alone.”
The robbers forced her into her daughter’s room. They ordered the women to lie on the bed, tied their hands with shoelaces, put pillows over their heads and ordered them to look away. :Luckily my grandson was asleep and he never woke up through the ordeal. Neither did my mother.”
The robbers asked for money and jewellery and when they could not find the jewellery, they forced Ateeya to show them where it was.
“It was clear that they had been watching us because they asked where the third car was. My father was away on business,” Ateeya said. Th robbers then ransacked the house and demanded Ateeya’s car keys. They loaded their loot into her car and fled.
When the women heard the robbers leave, Ateeya ran to neighbours for help. Her car, a Volkswagen Polo, was later found abandoned near a restaurant and Village Mall on the R511. The robbers stole, amongs other things, two television sets, tablets, sound system, cash, jewellery, shoes, perfume and other belongings. They had gained entry to the house by breaking out a window.The police are looking for the armed robbers.

Daleen van Manen

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