PORT ELIZABETH – Any attack against a senior citizen is seen in a serious light and the South African Police Service is hereby calling on the community to assist with information in an alleged house robbery where a 78-year-old woman was tied up and robbed.
It is alleged that on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at approximately 00:30, the elderly woman was watching TV in her house in Bernard Street, Lovemore Heights. She dozed off in the lounge and woke up after hearing a noise. Six suspects entered her home. Two suspects stayed with the woman in the lounge while the other four suspects ransacked the house. The two suspects threatened the woman with a knife, demanding information with regard to the safe. There was no safe in the house and the suspects tied her up. After the suspects left the house she managed to crawl to the kitchen and then outside in an attempt to get help however only after 08:00 this morning, 16 May 2019, a gardener working in the complex heard her cry for help and came to her assistance.
The suspects fled with a TV, hi-fi set ,a DVD player, jewellery and a bag with personal belongings of the complainant. The Mount Road Cluster Trio Task team is calling on the community to assist them with any information that can lead to the arrest of suspects involved in this robbery to contact Capt Chris Rowan on 082 442 1457.
Source: South African Police Service