I don’t understand how people can think that solid walls can keep them safe. If you are behind a solid high fence no one will see when you are in danger.


JOHANNESBURG – David Evans and his wife Megan had just arrived home on Saturday night, May 17, after competing in the Sani2C challenge when three armed, young, black men held them up at their home in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg.

“We just unpacked the car and I was about to go out and get takeaways when I pulled out of the driveway and a silver Mercedes Benz pulled up behind me,” said Evans.

“At this point I was just feeling relieved that it was only me and not my wife. I didn’t want anything to happen to her.”

Evans, manager at a local adventure store, Drifters, says he must have pressed the hooter by accident as his wife Megan then came running out of the house.

“When I heard her voice my whole world just collapsed,” he told eNCA.com.

The gunmen then threatened to shoot him if his wife didn’t open the gate and let them into the house.

The gunmen went into the house and stole laptops, jewelry and cellphones. The whole ordeal lasted about five minutes said Evans.

Evans said he uploaded the videos of the attack onto Youtube because he wants others to be aware of their safety and how this gang operates.

“We’ve lived in Blairgowrie for 22 months and had three break-ins and this now this incident – it’s becoming a warzone here,” he said.

Police from Linden responded to the scene quickly.

In February and March this year, a group with the same modus operandi held up people in Germiston, Brackendowns and other areas in the south of Johannesburg. The gang is named after the silver Mercedes Benz C Class with tinted windows, which is used in each incident.

The SAPS’s Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said they are still investigating and collating the information about the different incidents before they can comment on whether or not it is the same gang.

“Crime intelligence will determine whether or not the incidents are linked and if so they will probably be charged with armed robbery,” said Mogale.