PORT ELIZABETH - Mount Road Detective Trio Task team are investigating a case of house robbery after a frail care centre was robbed minutes after the lights went out during load shedding.
It is alleged that on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at approximately 20:10, the 76 year old complainant who is residing at the frail care home in Lakeside Road in Chelsea, opened the door to let the dog go outside. She was confronted by four suspects armed with an iron bar and a firearm and forced her back into the house. The suspects demanded money and went to three other rooms of the residents and took cash and two cell phones. The suspects fled on foot and no one was injured during the robbery.
Police is urging residents especially Care Centres to be vigilant at night during load shedding. Always be prepared and know the scheduled times when one is going to be affected. Keep doors and windows closed and don't answer to anyone you are not expecting. Try to complete chores and errands prior to the lights going out.
Anyone who can assist police in tracing the suspects, may contact Kabega Park police station on 041 397 6800 or Detecive Sergeant Laeeq Weitz 071 475 1614.
Source: South African Police Service