Cookhouse woman (62) assaulted by home invader

South African Police Service

Cookhouse woman (62) assaulted by home invader
Cookhouse woman (62) assaulted by home invader

Police detectives are on the hunt for a 30-year-old suspect who assaulted a 62 year old female complainant before stealing twelve full Bottles of beer from her residence in Gugulethu Street, Cookhouse on 11 August 2021, at about 15:00.

It is alleged that the complainant caught the intruder in her house when she woke up by the sound of glass bottles being moved around.

On investigating the noise in her residence the complainant found the suspects stealing full bottles of beer. She tried to stop him, but as the suspect fled from house, he pushed the elderly complaint, causing her to fall and fracture her left leg.

The elderly complainant was able to call her neighbours for help and was then taken to Andries Vosloo hospital, Somerset East.

The 30-year-old suspect is known to the complainant.

A case of house robbery was opened for further investigation.

Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Detective Captain M Mvelase on 082 442 3218 or on 042 247 1177.

The information may also be shared anonymously via Crime Stop at 08600 10111, and all information will be treated strictly confidential.

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