Durban contractors robbed and locked in garage
Two building contractors were robbed of their cellphones, tools and vehicle by two armed suspects who pretended to be searching for a missing woman and child in Durban on Wednesday.
In a statement, local security company PT Alarms said the incident took place on Currie Road in the Musgrave area.
“PT Alarms' Tactical Unit was on patrol in the area and were informed of the crime. The unit immediately went to the scene of the non-client where it is alleged the two victims were locked inside a garage, giving the suspects ample time to flee.”
It is alleged that the two suspects approached the men on the pretext of looking for a missing woman and child and showed one of the men a picture.
“The two suspects then brandished a knife and firearm and escorted both men into the garage where they demanded their valuables and the car keys. The suspects drove off with the victims’ vehicle and locked them inside the garage, taking the garage remote as well.”
According to the statement, the victims managed to exit the garage through an inter-leading door and raised the alarm.
The unit and Berea police searched for the suspects but no arrests were made.
Police did not respond to queries for comment.
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