Man brutally assaulted at home in Pretoria

Elderly farmer shot and wounded
Elderly farmer shot and wounded

A 58-year-old resident of Rietfontein, Pretoria was brutally assaulted at his home with an iron object during a house robbery.

The suspect gained entry through the back security door. It was forced open with an unknown object. The victim was surprised by the suspect in the kitchen of the home where a struggle ensued between them.

The victim was found by his friend when she returned from work. He was found with several wounds to the head and in a critical condition. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and remain on critical condition.

At this stage information is sketchy and investigation will continue. Only a cellphone is missing from the home. The friend is also traumatised and is also receiving medical attention.

Pretoria Moot police is appealing to public with any information to come forward in assisting with the investigation by contacting the following numbers 10111 or crime stop 0860 10111 or Pretoria Moot SAPS at 012 353 5441.

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