A family of Number 73 village narrowly escaped physical harm and terror when a gang of armed men invaded their home and grocery parlour. The invasion which took place in the wee hours yesterday resulted in the businessman, his wife and son nursing injuries sustained from their escape.
Andrew Harold, 19, who escaped the ordeal with his parents, told reporters that he was sleeping in the living room area in the bottom flat of their home and business when he awoke to smashing sounds.
“I suddenly heard a banging and when I look at the window I see everything just pitch in and I get up and run in the room, because my mother was in the room, and I wake her and tell her bandits attacking and we run go upstairs”, the young man recounted.
He explained that his father was in the upper flat sleeping, so they ran upstairs and secured the internal step door leading to the top flat where they were, but the men had already gained entry, “they tried to break the door, but it took dem like a five minutes to break, so dem start shoot to make a hole in the door”. At that point in time his father was already awake and they were searching for the keys to the verandah door to escape before the men made their way to where they were.
“My dad found the keys and we open it and I jumped first, I landed on the neighbour fence and then my mother jump and she landed on her knees, breaking she foot. So I pull she and leave she at the neighbour step and I run two houses away. My dad reach me and seh he get shoot, so I took off my underpants and tie his foot while I ran over to the next house for help”, the son recounted.
He stated that he used the neighbour’s phone and contacted the Springlands Police Station and also made contact with his uncle. The police, he said, showed up some forty minutes after the ordeal. The perpetrators ransacked the home while the owners had escaped. All rooms – kitchen, bathroom, living room were searched, but nothing valuable was missing, except the surveillance equipment that was kept in the bottom flat.
The young man’s mother, Nadira Harold, sustained back injuries and a fractured ankle while his father, Rakesh Harold called Anil, received pellet shots about his body and a shot to the foot. They are both admitted at the New Amsterdam Hospital. Andrew Harold also sustained a minor injury to the right foot.
According to the teen, the men used a “wallaba post” to smash in the window and grill to the bottom flat of the building.
Meanwhile, according to police sources, one person has since been arrested in connection with the invasion.
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