Two elderly women robbed in Port Shepstone

2011-05-27 00:00

THE southern area of Port Shepstone has become notorious for attacks on senior citizens by unscrupulous thugs.

On Tuesday evening two more citizens were attacked and robbed in their homes.

Port Shepstone police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said Ellen Nel (66) of Burma Road in Southport lost her cellphone and electric appliances to burglars who forced a window open while she was asleep.

Wiid said that when Nel woke up yesterday morning she discovered that her cellphone which was in her bedroom was missing.

When she looked for it around the house she discovered that a window had been forced open and household appliances were missing.

She also discovered that her vehicle had been broken into.

A housebreaking case has been opened.

At about 9.20 pm the same evening Gillian Wingrave (70) of Goodlands Road in Anerley heard a knock at her back door.

She opened and a man told her he was looking for two men who ran away from him and that they ran onto her premises.

Wingrave told the man to get off her property and she closed the door.

Just then a window was smashed at the other side of her house and two men entered.

They grabbed her and demanded cash, hitting her head against the wall.

They fled with a cellphone and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Wingrave was admitted to a hospital in Port Shepstone and a house robbery case is being investigated.

“The fact that the perpetrators seem to be targeting elderly people is of great concern to us,” said Wiid.

“We have put certain measures in place in the area and we are working to identify the perpetrators.

“It is a priority to us to ensure that these suspects are behind bars as soon as possible.

“We suspect that the same people are responsible for the recent incidents.”

No arrests have been made, Wiid added.

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