Norwood police investigate two home robberies


A Houghton mother who was with her two children was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by five men in her driveway when she returned home after shopping.

According to Norwood Police Station spokesperson Captain Elliot Tshivhase, the family was apparently followed from Norwood central business district on 27 August.

The woman had parked her car and was offloading her groceries when the five suspects pounced on them, said Tshivhase. “The suspects were armed with firearms and knives,” he said.

“They then ordered the mother and her children into the house where they searched them and took their valuables including cash. They took the mother’s iPhone 7 and her son’s iPhone 6, two bracelets from her daughter as well as about R1 400 from the house.” Tshivhase estimated the stolen items totalled about R6 400, including the cash.

He said police are investigating the case. He urged the public to assist with any information that could lead the police to the suspects.

In a separate incident, Tshivhase reported that a Waverly woman was also robbed just after doing her shopping at Blue Bird Shopping Centre on 15 August.

“The victim was driving back home when she opened her remote gate from a distance and, just as she entered her gateway, a white Audi Q7 suddenly parked in front of her gate,” said Tshivhase.

“Two men jumped out and pointed firearms at her, demanding her jewellery. They took her wedding ring worth R112 000 and, luckily, did not injure her.”

Police are investigating.

Details: 011 483 4606.

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