Durban Family Traumatised After Armed Robbers Pose As SAPS ‘Organised Crime’

The gang told the family that they had a search warrant to check for “narcotics”, before holding them up at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

Durban Family Traumatised After Armed Robbers Pose As SAPS ‘Organised Crime’-SurgeZirc SA
SAPS Member/Photo File: EWN

In a new home invasion modus operandi, a gang of armed robbers impersonating members of the SAPS Organised Crime Unit forced their way into the home of a Phoenix family and robbed them at gunpoint.

The gang told the family that they had a search warrant to check for “narcotics”, before holding them up at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

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Advanced Life Support Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said that the gang had arrived at the house and ‘informed’ the homeowners that they had a search warrant for the property.

“KZN Vip Response and Medical Teams are standing off at a house robbery in the Clayfield Area, Phoenix where a white VW Polo Sedan with NDM registration entered the home stating that they were from SAPS Organised Crime,” Jamieson said.

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“The suspects informed the homeowners that they have a warrant to search the premises for narcotics,” he said.

Jamieson said that the home invasion suspects, who were all armed with firearms, then held up the family and robbed them. He said the robbers fled with cash, jewellery and the digital video recorder for their home security camera.

“No injuries were reported by KZN VIP Medics. All emergency services are on scene,” he said.

Jamieson said the family had been left highly traumatised by the incident. The SAPS is investigating the matter.

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