Oaklands family robbed during birthday party

The home was ransacked by the armed suspects before they fled the scene.

Eleven people were held up by armed robbers while celebrating a relative’s birthday at a Sunlark Drive home in Oaklands, yesterday night.

Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene at about 8:55pm after receiving a call from a neighbour, who reported the incident.

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When they arrived, they were informed that five armed men entered the home during the celebration.

The suspects were neatly dressed and wore caps and gloves, according to a report issued by the security company.

The men demanded cash and valuables from the victims which included four men, five women and three children, before locking them up in a bedroom.

The suspects then ransacked the home in search of valuables. An undisclosed amount of cash as well as eight cellphones were stolen.

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“One suspect was injured after he cut his foot when he stood on a broken ornament. The suspects fled the scene in an awaiting white Ford Ranger bakkie,” the report added.

None of the victims were injured during the robbery.

An extensive search was conducted for the suspects, however, no arrests were made.

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Phoenix Sun

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