Robbers stab dog during home invasion

A GANG of robbers allegedly cut the throat of a resident’s dog during a home invasion in Kloof on Friday morning.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said an armed response officer had responded to the scene of the home invasion after a neighbour alerted him to the incident in Peace Road at around 5.50 am.

“Four armed robbers, one of them a woman, had entered the property and cut the throat of the resident’s bull terrier with a sharp object, possibly one of the spikes from the driveway gate.

“They had derailed the driveway gate to gain entry before tying up the resident.

“They fled the scene with televisions, jewellery, a cellphone, a handbag and other valuables which they loaded into the resident’s vehicle,” Mathios said.

“The neighbour heard the victim’s screams coming from the property and contacted us for assistance.

“When our officer arrived at the scene, he went inside to investigate and heard the resident screaming for help.

“He saw her through a window, tied-up and sitting on the floor inside a bedroom. He noticed two doors were open and ran into the bedroom and untied her, noticing that there was blood on the floor,” Mathios said.

“The resident told the officer that the suspects had stabbed the dog and asked him to check on it.

“He found the dog lying near a couch in the dining room,” Mathios said.

“The dog’s medical condition is unclear at this stage as it will be taken to the vet for treatment this morning.

“No other injuries were reported,” Mathios said.

Kloof SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

Mathios advised residents to be alert to the sound of their dogs barking, especially at night.

“If you suspect that there is an intruder on the property, instead of going outside to investigate (which could place you at risk of being ambushed by armed suspects), contact your security company and the police for assistance,” Mathios said.

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“The dog’s medical condition is unclear at this stage”