‘Murdersdrift’ residents being targeted by criminals?

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Nearly a month after a 15-year-old girl was shot several times by home invaders, another family has been attacked and it now seems as if Muldersdrift residents have become easy targets for criminal activities.

On Saturday, 2 December at about 10pm, a 58-year-old woman, her husband and their son were inside their house on a plot in Lammermoor when they heard the dogs barking outside.

They went to investigate and the woman spotted two unknown males next to the living-room door. The family all ran back to the house. While running, the suspects fired a shot and the bullet hit her son’s hand.

Read more here: Fifteen year old girl shot seven times on farm

They barricaded themselves into the house to seek refuge from the suspects. When they left their refuge moments later, they noticed that the suspects had stolen a television and a DVD player. The injured boy was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

This is the second child to have been shot by house robbers in less than a month.

Major General Mateisi, West Rand Cluster Commander would like to send a strong warning to criminals who think they can terrorise the community and not be found.

“Wherever you are, we are coming for you. Dedicated police officers were assigned to investigate this case and we are appealing to the community to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of these criminals,” said Mateisi.

Information can be forwarded to Muldersdrift Police on 011 952 4600 or the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

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Bianca Pindral

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