Robbers stab sleeping man (62), wife in shock

2011-11-07 00:00

A MAN aged 61 was killed in his home in St Faith’s in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said a group of armed men forced open a window before assaulting the victim and his wife, who were sleeping at the time. They stabbed the man twice in his chest.

Two firearms, two cellphones and cash were stolen.

Wristwatches, an okapi knife and a dagger and other exhibits were found on the lawn. Police believe the suspects dropped the items while fleeing from the scene.

After killing the victim the gunmen demanded that the wife give them the keys to the safe.

She was left unharmed but in severe shock.

A case of murder is being investigated. Wiid said Port Shepstone detectives are following up all available leads in an effort to make a quick breakthrough in the case.

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