Welkom: A house owner was asleep when he heard a window pane been broken, but was overpowered by four robbery suspects. They demanded cash, cellphones and gold. The victim was assaulted and valuable items like cellphones, clothing, and plasma and DVD player were robbed. Apparently these house robbery suspects were at the wrong house but they further assaulted the victim. Suspects are still at large.
During July 2017, a 48 years old complainant was asleep when he was awoken by a window pane been broken. He jumped from his bed and tried to open his bedroom door, however, an unknown person was already at his bedroom door. He tried to forcefully close the door but he was overpowered by other additional three suspects.
They demanded cash, cellphones and gold. The complainant was assaulted, stabbed with knives and tied up with electrical cord. The victim could hear their conversation that they were at the wrong house and further demanded to know his travels of the previous day.
Suspects took two cellphones, undisclosed amount of cash, clothing, Plasma television, Explora and Sony DVD player. The victim was allegedly instructed to untie himself after an hour. He managed to untie himself later on and informed the Police where a case of house robbery was registered.
Should anyone have information leading to the arrests of these house robbery suspects, Detective Pitso Matsie; of Welkom /Thabong Trio, can be contacted at telephone number 057- 391 6259 during office hours.