Man attacked on beach

2015-05-19 06:00

A man was hit with a panga as he was walking on the beach in Llandudno.

Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, Hout Bay police spokesperson, says a Hout Bay resident was at Sandy Bay beach with a friend when the attack occurred on Thursday afternoon.

“On their way to the parking area, two unknown men approached them from behind. One suspect was armed with a panga and hit the complainant on the right forearm,” she says.

The suspects stole the victim’s cellphone worth R12 000.

“The man received medical treatment and 27 stitches in his arm,” she says.

Lesch says the victim described the attackers as two men, one wearing a grey T-shirt and the other one a blue T-shirt with a letter on the front.

“One man was short and the other tall and in his late twenties. Both had very short hair. They were speaking in Xhosa,” she says.

A case of robbery was opened. Lesch says no arrest has been made.

. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, abalone to the value of R525 000 was confiscated from a house in Hout Bay.

Following up on a tip-off Hout Bay police visited a house in Texa’s in Hangberg on Monday last week at about 03:00.

They found five suspects in the process of cleaning and placing the abalone in blue plastic bags.

Lesch says when the suspects saw the police officers they fled on foot into different directions.

“Eleven bags containing 100 abalone each at 45kg per bag and one bag of 30kg containing 70 abalone were confiscated,” she says.

Lesch further says that marine coastal management was contacted and the abalone and one crayfish were handed over to them. No arrests were made

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