KZN man stabbed while fighting off home robber

2017-01-31 14:59
Knife attack. (iStock)

Knife attack. (iStock)

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Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal man risked his life fighting off a knife-wielding robber in his kitchen in the early hours of Tuesday morning, local police said.

The Hillcrest resident, 44, woke up at 00:00 after hearing noises from his lounge, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

He went to investigate, found a man in his kitchen and shouted at him. The intruder grabbed a knife from the kitchen drawer and the two began scuffling.

Meanwhile, a second suspect was banging on a window. A third man was waiting nearby.

The home owner managed to push the intruder out of a window and all three men ran away empty-handed. The man sustained stab wounds to his left arm and forehead.

Police are investigating a case of attempted house robbery.

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