Humansdorp Cluster SAPS searching for house robbers

Humansdorp Cluster: The South African Police Service in the Humansdorp Cluster in conjunction with detectives from SAPS Humansdorp and Thornhill have launched a manhunt for suspects following separate house robbery incidents that occurred last night, 21 December 2018 in the cluster.

It is alleged that four unknown males entered a house through an open door in Weaverway, Thornhill at 22:00, last night, 21 December 2018 and threatened the couple with firearms and knives. The suspects tied the couple up and demanded cash. The complainant tried to overpower one of the suspects and he was stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver. The suspects also allegedly assaulted him in the process.

The suspects took cellphones, tablets, laptops, jewellery and cash and fled from the scene. The complainant managed to alert their security company and the SAPS. Thornhill SAPS are investigating a case of house robbery. The couple was taken for medical treatment.

The second houserobbery incident occurred at 22:50 last night, 21 December 2018 in Vergenoeg, Kwanomzamo, Humansdorp. It is alleged that some of the occupants were sitting in the lounge, when there was a knock on the door. Upon opening the door two armed males (both had firearms) entered the house and threatened the occupants. The suspects demanded cash and about R200 was handed over to the suspects. The suspects then allegedly went into the bedroom and fired several shots at someone who was sleeping. The suspects fatally wounded a 36-year-old female. The suspects then fled the scene and Humansdorp SAPS was notified. Detectives from Humansdorp SAPS are investigating a case of house robbery and murder. The name of the victim will be released after her next-of-kin was notified. The motive for the murder is unknown at this stage.

Detectives are following up on all possible leads in both these cases.

The South African Police Service appeal to home owners to be vigilant at all times and to ensure they utilize the security measures that are in place at their homes or to improve on it. Doors and windows must always be closed and locked, especially during night time. Anyone who might be able to assist with any information, may contact their nearest police station or the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service