Pensioner robbed in Marburg

2015-11-11 06:01

A 61-YEAR-OLD man was robbed at his home in Lions Grove, Marburg on Monday.

The four robbers asked the man for water and pushed him inside the house.

They then assaulted him on the face with a brick and tied him up with an electrical cable.

“He sustained swollen lips and bruises on his arms. They also put something over his face while they ransacked the house,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

The men fled with numerous items.

The victim only managed to free himself after an hour and called for help at 7pm.

“Apparently the same four suspects came to the house earlier and asked for water. Residents­, and especially vulnerable people such as the elderly, must be extremely careful not to open doors for anyone unknown to them,” said Wiid.

- Supplied.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.