Elderly Free State man critical after robbery

2011-02-17 14:15

An 82-year-old man from Estoire, outside Bloemfontein, was in hospital with critical injuries after three men robbed him at his house, police said today.

Johannes Voster, 82, was at home in Tibbie Visser Avenue when a man knocked at his window asking for a job, said Free State police spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Annelie Wrensch.

“While the suspect was keeping Voster busy, two other suspects broke into the house and overpowered him.”

The robbers assaulted Voster with a blunt object causing the elderly man to sustain serious head injuries while they were stealing cash and cigarettes.

He was taken to the Life Rosepark Hospital.

Police are investigating.

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