According to a source, the high-ranking cop and her family were tied up with shoelaces as skelms stole various items from her Rondebosch East home.
The source says shortly after 3am, the cop was woken up by three men who entered her house by removing a window.
They tied up her 21-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son and stabbed her in the arm with a screwdriver.
They stole three cellphones, four TVs and a 9mm police firearm before fleeing the scene.
The cop was taken to hospital where she received stitches and was discharged.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut, confirms the case and says: “The circumstances surrounding a house robbery are being investigated following an incident [yesterday at] 3.30am in O’Okiep Road, Rondebosch East.
“Three suspects fled with household goods and a firearm, and are yet to be arrested.”
Lansdowne Community Police Forum chairperson, Rafique Foflonker, says there have been similar incidents in Rondebosch East: “There is a trend where it looks like they are targeting homes with aluminium frames or windows that are unsecured. They clip the beading and the window can be taken out,” he says.
“They also target the older style Spanish burglar bars on the outside which is fixed with bolts. Over the years those bolts become rusted and they use a crowbar to rip them out.
“We are calling on people to secure their windows and have burglar bars installed on the inside.”