5 attackers invade home, attack couple, owner shoots 1, Cape St Francis

South African Police Service

5 attackers invade home, attack couple, owner shoots 1, Cape St Francis
5 attackers invade home, attack couple, owner shoots 1, Cape St Francis

Police are investigating a case house robbery and attempted murder after a homeowner shot and wounded a house robbery suspect in Cape St Francis today, 5 September 2018.

On Wednesday, 5 September 2018 around 02:45, it is alleged that five men armed with crowbars and knives forced open the lounge window of a house in Waratah Avenue, Cape St Francis.

A couple inside a house was attacked, and during a scuffle a homeowner managed to get hold of his licenced firearm. He shot and wounded one of the suspects. The other four suspects fled the scene, and wounded suspect ran a short distance but fell near the driveway.

At the scene, police recovered a crowbar, cable ties and two stolen cell phones, of which one was in possession of the suspect. A homeowner sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, and his wife escaped unscathed. The injured suspect (26) was taken to hospital and is under police guard.

Police are hot on the heels of the other four suspects, who managed to flee the scene.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service