Attacker shoots woman (73) in her home, Fernglen

South African Police Service

Attacker shoots woman (73) in her home, Fernglen
Attacker shoots woman (73) in her home, Fernglen

SAPS Mount Road detectives are on the hunt for a suspect after an elderly woman was attacked in her home in Fernglen during the early hours of this morning, 13 November 2021.

It is alleged that on abovementioned date at approximately 02:30 in Buckland Avenue, Fernglen, an elderly 73-year-old woman woke up after hearing noises in her kitchen.

When she went to investigate, she noticed an unknown male had forced open the back door but he was unable to gain access due to a trellidoor on the inside.

He threatened her and instructed her to open the door. He fired a shot, injuring her on her left leg. He then fled without gaining access. She managed to activate the panic button.

She was taken to hospital for treatment. A case of attempted house robbery and attempted murder was opened and is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect is asked to call the Mount Road detective crime office on 041 394 6243 or the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPS APP. All information received will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service