Constantia man killed in home
By Tando Mfengwana
22 March 2007
In a gruesome attack from robbers a 59-year-old man was killed in Constantia on Tuesday.
It is alleged that two men gained access to the plush neighbourhood villa through an open window.
To their dismay the robbers found the owner and a cousin in the lounge. A shot was fired at the owner. Dennis Nixon sustained a bullet wound to his neck and died instantly.
Nobody else was hurt during the incident.
Police spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn says the suspects took cellphones and jewellery and fled the scene on foot.
Inspector Ezr October of the Wynberg police station said that they “need to educate the community, that people are being robbed in their houses.”
He said he, “understands that people don’t want to be locked up in their houses, but people need to safeguard their personal safety at night.”
October said that Constantia is not a lit up area, so robbers may think of it as an easy opportunity.
Police are investigating a case of murder and house robbery and anyone with information can contact the Wynberg Police Station on 021 799 1400.