Hillcrest woman stabbed in abdomen during traumatising assault

Blue Security


Armed robbers repeatedly stabbed a Hillcrest woman during a home invasion in Nquthu Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said three armed robbers gained entry onto the property at around 3.15am. “They broke a window and forced open a burglar guard at the back of the property before going upstairs where they assaulted the resident,” Mathios said.

“The suspects stabbed her twice in the abdomen and hit her on the head. Her fingers were also bruised when the suspects pulled off her rings before they fled the scene. ER24 paramedics treated the woman at the scene and transported her to hospital for further medical attention.”

Mathios said the woman had managed to press her panic alarm and an armed response officer had responded to the scene where he confronted the suspects. “Residents pointed in the direction of a bush of flowers where the suspects were hiding and the armed response officer approached the flowers. Two suspects, one armed with a knife, jumped out of hiding and lunged towards the officer, who fired a shot and the suspects fled in different directions. A third suspect jumped out of the bush and the officer managed to grab him but he resisted arrest and fought back,” Mathios said. “Unfortunately, the officer had to hold onto his firearm during the scuffle and the suspect managed to break free and escape.”

Hillcrest SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

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