Man robbed in Walmer Heights townhouse
A Port Elizabeth man was tied up with neck ties in his Walmer Heights townhouse while two armed robbers ransacked his home on Wednesday night.
The robbery happened in the Wensley Dale Complex in Chloedea Crescent at about 10pm.
Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the 55-year-old was watching television with his sliding door open when the men struck.
“Two men armed with knives confronted him inside the house and threatened him. He complied with their instructions and the suspects tied his hands and feet together with ties from his wardrobe,” she said.
“They then continued to ransack the house. The suspects then found a revolver inside a drawer and took it as well.”
Naidu said the suspects also went to the man’s car and stole money that was left inside it.
“The car was left behind and the only thing stolen from the vehicle was the money. The suspects however stole various other items from the house include three laptops, foreign currency, the revolver and some smaller items.”
After the suspects fled, the man managed to free himself and press his panic button, alerting his neighbour.
The man, while shaken up, was not harmed.
It is suspected the suspects entered the complex by scaling its perimeter wall.
A case of house robbery is being investigated.