An elderly Summerstrand man and his son wrestled with three suspects they disturbed after the armed men allegedly entered a Rubin Crescent house yesterday.
Police said the 70-year old man and his 68-year old wife – who they are not identifying – had just returned to the house where their son was sleeping when they encountered the three men.
“The owner and his 36-year old son, 36, caught the three men, one armed with a firearm, and tried to fight them,” police spokesman Warrant Officer Alwin Labans said.
“The couple was taken to hospital and the man treated for a blow to the head.”
The men escaped in a metallic green metallic Renault Scenic leaving with an undisclosed sum of Korean money, four firearms, a laptop and a flat screen TV.
A 23-year-old neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she did not hear anything but saw the elderly man old man” being carried ushered into an ambulance.emergency vehicle.
“I don’t really know him but we usually see him through the balcony. When he was being taken, Blood was trickling down the side of his face. He had a bandage around his head.”
– Nomazima Nkosi