Granny grabs knife from attacker

2016-07-26 06:00

A PINETOWN couple was lucky to escape a home invasion uninjured on Sunday 20 July.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said two armed men had held up the couple’s gardener on their Plymouth Road property at around 2.30pm before proceeding to the house.

“They held up the gardener at gunpoint and robbed him of his cellphone and cash.
“One of the men, armed with a bush knife, then went to the house where he accosted the resident, who was on his way out to fetch his grandchild from school,” he said.

“He pushed the resident back into the house and then attempted to stab his wife with the bush knife but she managed to grab the weapon away from him. He grabbed the resident's cellphone and driver’s licence and fled the scene. ”

Jackson advised residents to always be vigilant when arriving home and leaving, as criminals sometimes stake out their victims before striking.

“If you notice anyone loitering near your home or a suspicious unknown vehicle parked nearby your home report this to the police, your security company and your neighbourhood watch if you have an active group in your area,” he said.

Pinetown SAPS attended the scene of the crime for further investigations.

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