29 January 2018

Moseley resident expecting family mistakenly opens gate for robbers

Armed robbers cleaned out a Moseley home of electronics and jewellery valued at a large sum after an elderly resident mistakenly let the suspects onto the property.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the Montgomery Crescent resident opened the main driveway gate, as she thought that family members had arrived at the property. The incident occurred at around 6.30pm on Saturday.

“A gang of five robbers armed with firearms entered the premises and grabbed televisions and jewellery, as well as a safe and house keys, and fled the scene in a white Mercedes Benz which had no registration plates. No injuries were reported,” Mathios said.

Mathios advised home owners to be vigilant and to remind domestic workers, family members and children never to open the driveway gate without checking who is waiting outside.

“Invest in a bell with an intercom if you don’t already have one, or consider upgrading and install a CCTV camera facing the entrance of your property so that you can check who is standing outside without alerting any unwanted visitors to the fact that that you are home,” Mathios said.

Malvern SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

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