Sleeping German couple and 12-year-old child robbed at Southport holiday cottage

The robbers gained entry by removing the glass from the window.

TWO German tourists and a 12-year-old child were robbed in Southport last Wednesday.

The couple, who did not want to be named, said they were on a week’s holiday from Johannesburg and had arrived at the holiday cottage in Coral Lane last Monday.

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Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the husband (61) and his wife (60) reported the housebreaking to Southport police last Thursday when they discovered that their holiday cottage had been broken into during the night.

“The robbers gained entry by forcing open an aluminium window while the family was asleep. They stole jewellery, a wallet, computer bag, cellphones, a laptop, glasses, hearing aids and a cellphone pouch,” said Lt-Col Wiid.

Speaking to the Herald on Tuesday this week, the woman said the robbery had affected them badly. “What if they had come into our rooms? They could have attacked us. My husband’s laptop contained all his work information and is of no use to another person. My gold and silver Gucci watch and my  Bugatti cellphone pouch were unique,” she said.

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She added that they had visited the South Coast intending to buy a property and settle here. “We heard wonderful things about the area but, after this, we will no longer consider moving here,” she said.

The family is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the criminals.

Anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Steven Lattin at 072 2786899 or 039 6819900.

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