Elderly couple attacked in Wilderness home

2013-03-12 12:33

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George - An elderly couple has been attacked in their home in Wilderness, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

The attack on Monday followed a similar incident on Sunday, said Captain Bernadine Steyn.

In the latest incident, four men forced open the back door of the home of an 82-year-old man and his wife just before midnight.

"The elderly man and his wife both sustained open wounds during the incident and several items were taken, including cellphones cash and a purse," said Steyn.

They were taken to a hospital in George where they were in stable conditions, she said.

On Sunday, an 81-year-old man and his 73-year-old wife were attacked in the bedroom of their home in George at 22:30, said Steyn.

"The male victim sustained wounds to his hands, arms, neck and face, while his wife sustained wounds to her face and stomach," she said.

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