Crime: House robbers lock woman in freezer

2008-05-20 00:00

A 17-year-old woman was being treated for hypothermia by a Durban hospital after criminals entered her house and locked her inside a deep freeze before ransacking her home in Lotus Place near Isipingo yesterday.

The woman was alone when the intruders broke in. A few hours later, other family members arrived to be greeted by the ransacked house.

“They then heard the young woman crying inside a locked freezer. When they opened it she couldn’t move because of the cold. We couldn’t establish the details of the crime since she could not talk (due to the cold),” said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha.Paramedics established that the woman was locked in the freezer for more than an hour.

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