UPDATE – WATCH VIDEO: Garsfontein murder house robbed again

Police respond after two women killed in Garsfontein robbery. Photo: Gopolang Chawane

A house that saw a double murder during a burglary last Wednesday was broken into again at the weekend.

Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilse Jones confirmed the early-morning burglary on Sunday.

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“No arrests have been made as yet and a laptop was said to be taken.”

A Mias Street family spokesperson Sam Makamu said the burglars were probably disturbed when members of the Moloto family woke up, causing them to flee.

The same family was attacked and two people killed in a burglary on Wednesday.

Sunday’s crime was committed around 04:30, said neighbour Stephen Brown.

He was he was woken up by the sound of an alarm.

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Brown said he went to look and saw police officers on the scene.

“There seems to be a lot of action around the Garsfontein area,” he said.

Last week, residents thought they had caught a man said to be adept at scaling fences to commit burglaries.

He was handed to the police who released him on the same day.

Makamu said the family in Mias Street had gone through a traumatic ordeal and were in mourning.

Jones said five people were in the house when three men broke down a pedestrian gate and forced open the front door around 20:00.

They forced the Moloto family upstairs and tied them up.

Anna Moloto (43) and her sister Mahlodi (39) were stabbed to death.

Three other people were injured and taken to hospital.

Makamu said two out of them were back at home while the third, a woman, was still in intensive care.

Jones said a VW Polo was stolen and later recovered. Some electrical equipment also disappeared.

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Neighbours said dogs at the house were barking for about hours on Wednesday night.

“These guys [the family] seemed to have been held hostage and I think they [perpetrators] wanted something.”He also said there had been no alarm triggered on the night of the first attack.

This information could not be confirmed by the police, who said the results of forensic tests were being awaited.

No arrests had been made over either of the crimes, police said.

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