“Her parents were in Gauteng and there was another person in the house, but she was sleeping.
“A confrontation ensued and the suspect took her to a room where she was tied up.
“At that stage she heard talking and realised there was more than one suspect inside the house,” Naidu said.
“They ransacked the house and stole several television sets, an iPad, a cellphone and other household items.
“The items were packed into the Hyundai and they fled.”
After realising the men had left, the woman raised the alarm.
“With the assistance of the tracking device fitted in the car, the vehicle was found abandoned in Masson Street, in Francis Evert Park, by about 9pm.
“The vehicle’s movements were then backtracked, which led police to a house in Pollock Street, Rowallan Park, where it had stopped for about 10 minutes prior to being abandoned.”
Naidu said by 10.10pm members of the Port Elizabeth K9 Unit had stormed the house and found three men “partying” in the flatlet at the back.
“The outbuilding of the house was searched and the three were found inside.
“All the stolen property was found hidden in various rooms.”