Pensioner assaulted during robbery

The police have launched a manhunt for two suspects who assaulted a pensioner during a robbery at an Old Age Home in Delmas last Wednesday.

According to the police, the 94-year-old woman heard a knock on her door where she saw two people, a male and female carrying boxes. The duo said that they were donating clothes to the less fortunate. She then opened the door and made coffee for them.

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“The male suspect then abruptly produced a knife, threatened and assaulted the old woman to a point that she lost some of her teeth. He then aggressively grabbed her whilst his accomplice ransacked the whole Emds and took valuable items. The suspects then tied the victim to a chair with belts and folding scarfs. The suspects then locked the victim inside and fled the scene with the stolen items, including her personal cards,” said the police.

The pensioner was rescued by the caretaker after having heard her cry for help. Police were then notified about the incident and opened a case of house robbery.

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The police are requesting anyone with information that can assist in the investigation of this case to kindly contact Detective Captain John Mothupi on 082 492 6862 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 1011, alternatively a tip-off can be given on the MySAPSApp that can be downloaded to any smartphone. All information provided will be confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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