Parkland woman’s wake-up call

A 57-year-old Parklands woman woke early on Friday morning September 2 to find two men in her Ringwood Drive home.

Table View police spokesman Captain Adriana Chandler said the men – one in a grey tracksuit top and beanie, the other in a blue jersey – had jumped on the woman’s bed, shone a torch in her face and ordered her to keep quiet.

“One was armed with a screwdriver and the other with a knife,” said Captain Chandler.

The men tied the woman’s hands and feet and taped her mouth shut.

”The suspects took jewellery, household and personal items and left the scene,” said Captain Chandler.

The woman called the police after freeing herself. She was uninjured. The men had forced open a lounge window to get inside.

* A 27-year-old man living in Site 5 was killed in the area on Saturday, September 3.

Called to the scene by a resident, Table View police officers found the man lying on the ground with multiple injuries. The cause of the wounds are unknown, but stones were found near the body.

About 50 people surrounded the man who succumbed to his injuries and the paramedics who arrived on the scene declared the man dead.

“No one wanted to answer any questions by the SAPS members. Table View police are investigating a murder case and is requesting anyone with information to contact them on 021 521 3300 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111,” said Captain Chandler.

* Police arrested a 28-year-old Dunoon man for burgling a Cross Road home in Sunridge on Thursday September 1.

Captain Chandler said a neighbour had told officers responding to a burglary complaint that the intruder might still be in the house.

The officers went to the back of the house and found a door had been forced open. One of the officers spotted a man inside the house and told him to come out.

When the officers searched him, they found a screwdriver which it’s believed he used to force open the door.

“Inside the house, the officer found a backpack the man had filled with his loot.