A woman and her daughter fortunately escaped injury after being shot at during an armed robbery at their Mount Edgecombe home, last Monday.
It is alleged by the complainant that she was at her place of residence at Halse Avenue, Mount Edgecombe, when her daughter drove into the yard.
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She further noticed that a black vehicle was following her daughter.
Suddenly, five men alighted the black vehicle and pointed a firearm at her daughter’s head and pulled her out of the vehicle.
When the victim saw what was happening, she screamed and pressed the panic button.
The five men grabbed the victim’s bag containing R600 cash and a cellphone and fled the scene.
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As the suspects were fleeing, they fired one gun shot. Fortunately, both the complainant and her daughter were not injured.
Cpt Louise Naidoo, communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, said, “We understand that the complainant panicked but in that state, her daughter could have been injured fatally. We encourage the community to be calm in cases like this and cooperate with the criminals, because as agitated as the complainant was, the suspects are in a state of panic as well.”
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