The home owner stepped outside for a cigarette when he was accosted by one of the armed men.
A total of 447 suspects were arrested and 50 convictions secured in one month.
Sam Pillay of the Anti Drug Forum (ADF), however, confirmed that the Flakka drug has now reached Pinetown following the arrest of a Nigerian drug dealer last week. He warned the community about the danger of this narcotic.
During the operation which was held from Thursday, 2 November to Saturday, 4 November, 807 people were arrested for various crimes.
KZN police have released tips for people to avoid being victims of cash robberies as the festive season approaches.
There have been recent incidents where people are being robbed of their cash or even killed.
The drugs street value is estimated at R 10 000.
They fled with a firearm, ammunition, cellphones and other valuables which they loaded into the couple’s car.
Business robberies increased by 4.9 per cent, from 19 698 in 2015/2016 to 20 680 for the last year.
Police are still searching for the other two men who fled on foot.
According to the stats from Malvern and Bellair police stations in Queensburgh, carjacking and the theft of motor vehicles have decreased by 31.6 per cent and 7.9 per cent respectively.