Assistance sought by Montclair police

DURBAN - Montclair detectives are making an appeal to members of the community to assist with regards to the whereabouts of a man in the attached identikit. He is believed to be in his late 30s and can assist in the investigation of a case of attempted murder as well as a case of assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm.

It is alleged that on 3 May 2017, a 60-year-old woman was at her place of residence in Montclair when she was approached by an unknown man who wanted to rent a room. While she was showing him the room the man withdrew his knife and stabbed the woman multiple times. The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention. A case of attempted murder was opened at Montclair police station for investigation.

In another incident on the 28 September 2017, a man allegedly assaulted a patient who was admitted at hospital in Clairwood with the butt of a firearm before fleeing the scene. The victim sustained injuries on the right side of an eye. The matter was reported to the police and a case of assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm was opened at Montclair police station for investigation. The man is medium built and dark in complexion.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts is requested to contact Lieutenant Colonel Ngcobo on 031 452 1813 /082 411 6408 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service

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