Police also seized caps and reflective jackets that had been worn by the suspects, who reportedly posed as Ugu water meter readers.
The man was taken by members of the community to a nearby house in an attempt to help him.
One of the men went directly to a staff member and, pointing a firearm at her, demanded money.
It is believed that the manager of the company called the labour department inspectors into his office and offered them an unspecified sum of money to stop the inspection.
The intruders made off with cash, food and other items.
They awoke to find that their house had been burgled and their cars were missing.
A night out ended in tragedy.
Cllr Kenny Armugam is full of praise for Scottburgh Mall’s car guard and security staff.
The suspects include two foreigners and an apparently well-known Umkomaas man.
The nine-month old baby boy has been missing since September 23.
He was found in possession of 75 capsules of heroin.