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Police respond to fatal stabbing. Photo: Gopolang Chawane

ADT security has issued a statement recalling the scene after a house robbery took place in Garsfontein on Wednesday.

Two women were killed during the attack and three others were injured.

ADT said two officers were dispatched after they received an emergency call from a resident in Mias Street.

On arrival, officers discovered the main gate to the house was open.

The pedestrian gate and the wooden door had been forced open.

“When they entered the house, the officers discovered five residents in the house. Two had been fatally stabbed and another two seriously wounded.”

ADT contacted Netcare 911 and paramedics arrived on the scene.

“Paramedics treated the injured before transporting them to the hospital.”

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ADT said they were working closely with police to provide as much information as possible.

Spokesperson Jacqui Moloi-Rorke said the firm offered their deepest condolences to the family.

A neighbour said the attackers had forced the pedestrian gate opened and then proceeded to the garage where they forced the wooden door leading to the house open.

“The robbers pointed a gun at the man and forced the family upstairs,” said the neighbour.

“They allegedly stole a TV and a VW Polo.”

Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilse Jones said: “We believe three suspects fled after 24:00, which enabled the victims to call for help.”

“Police found two women with fatal stab wounds.”

She confirmed electrical equipment and a car had been stolen from the property.

The vehicle was later recovered in Johannesburg.

Jones said statements would be taken from the family members once they were in a stable state to communicate the details of the attack.

A docket for house robbery and murder had been opened.

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Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said medics arrived and found the family had been tied up, assaulted and stabbed.

He confirmed two fatalities.

Botha added of the three survivors, one female was in a critical condition, a man was seriously injured while another female escaped with moderate injuries.

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