Woman (91) seriously injured by home invader, Edenburg

South African Police Service

Woman (91) seriously injured by home invader, Edenburg
Woman (91) seriously injured by home invader, Edenburg

The Edenburg Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke into an elderly woman’s house in town, assaulted her and fled.

On 23 April 2023 at about 11:35 in Edenburg, an elderly woman (91) was at home in her bedroom when the unknown suspect entered her room.

The suspect gained entrance to the house by forcefully opening the kitchen door. Without saying anything, he assaulted her and fled the scene.

The victim sustained serious injuries on her head and face.

She was taken to a hospital in Bloemfontein.

Police are investigating a case of housebreaking and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

No arrest has been made yet.

At this stage, it can be confirmed that she was not raped. It is also unclear what was taken from the house.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Station Commander of Edenburg, Captain Johannes Jolinga on 0824676324. Information will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Tip-offs can also be relayed via the My SAPS App. Alternatively, they can call the Crime Stop number 0860010111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service