Elderly couple tied up while suspects ransack their home

In the early hours of yesterday morning it is believed suspects entered a Lovemore Heights premises through an unprotected entry point.

An elderly couple who were home at the time were tied up and suspects ransacked the premises. The suspects left the premises and left the couple tied up.

Yesterday evening Atlas Security was alerted by a neighbour and immediately dispatched multiple vehicles and alerted SAPS. Our Armed Response Officers found the couple and assisted at the scene while awaiting an ambulance.

The couple sustained minor injuries and we wish them a speedy recovery.

The crime statistics released this week by the Minister of Police show an increase in contact crimes and at least 883 house robberies in Nelson Mandela Bay in the last year.

Given these worrying trends Atlas Security urges residents to ensure your premises is adequately protected at all entry points, that your alarm is in good working condition and that it is armed! Stay safe!