Burglar forces homeowner to drive him to safety

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Burglar forces homeowner to drive him to safety

A man is happy to be alive after a bandit who robbed him at his home then forced the man to drive him to safety.

According to police reports a 33-year-old project manager and his 69-year-old relative were asleep at their Princes Town home during the early hours of Tuesday morning, when the bandit entered the house by forcing open a window.

The victim had returned home from work around 2.45 am.

His relative was already asleep. He secured the house and then went to bed. However, around 3.30 am, his relative was awakened by a man’s voice in her bedroom.

The man claimed he had a firearm and demanded that she give him her valuables. The elderly woman gave him jewellery, a black Samsung A-21 and $100.

The robber then ordered her to wake the project manager, who was asleep in his bedroom. She complied. The suspect then robbed him of jewellery, a Samsung Note 8 and $1,000.

The suspect then ordered him to his (victim) Toyota Hilux and instructed him to drive towards New Grant.

When they were close to the New Grant Cemetery, the suspect ordered the victim to stop the vehicle. He then got out and ran off, leaving the two cell phones in the vehicle with the victim.

Princes Town Police are investigating.