Incident Details

Break in at home

Thu, 25 May 2017, 7:00 AM - (2 years ago)

At 7:00 as we disabled the alarm and opened the garage door to leave the house to take the children to school - 4 armed men entered the garage and told us to be quiet and ushered us (me, wife and 3 children) back into the house. The forced my wife and children to sit on the floor while they made me open the safe and show them all the valuables (cash, jewelry, laptops, cellular phones, watches). They took smaller items and made sure each item was matched to its cables and charger - complete sets so easier to sell I assume. They locked my wife and children in the bathroom and tied my up on the bedroom floor. Eventually they drove into the property and loaded their vehicle with their items and drove away. Luckily we were calm and they remained calm so nobody panicked and nobody got hurt.
My advise is to discuss this type of event with your family, make every effort to remain calm and comply and hopefully they will take the items and leave. My children aged 3,7 and 10 at the time were real heroes for being so calm

Reported by: Romeo Pestana
Location: Bryanston, Sandton, Gauteng

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