Two elderly women robbed, assaulted at home care center

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Two elderly victims at a homecare center in Walmer were left traumatized after three men forced themselves into the room during the early hours of the morning of 11 August 2017.

According to police information, at about 01:15, the complainant who is a caretaker, heard a loud noise downstairs and went to investigate. The 34 year old woman noticed two unknown men forcing the inter leading door open. The complainant was overpowered as she tried to stop them.

Three suspects armed with a knife and a screwdriver entered and demanded cash. The two elderly women, aged 65 and 86 years, who were sleeping were shoved around and assaulted. The suspects fled with two TV’s and 3 cell phones.

Police are investigating a case of house robbery. Police are appealing to anyone who can assist then in tracing the suspects to contact SAPS Walmer on 041 509400.

Police are also warning the communities that it is an offence to receive or buy stolen property. If communities support criminals in purchasing stolen goods, more victims will suffer because purchasing goods in this illegal manner motivates criminals to repeat their actions. Reject any goods you suspect to be stolen and report the matter to the police.

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