Police arrest suspect after attack on woman

PORT ELIZABETH - A 26-year-old suspect was arrested soon after a 44-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in her home in Cape Road, Kabega Park.

It is alleged that on Friday, 12 April 2019 at about 09:15, the woman was at home when an employee working for her husband knocked on the door. He is well known to the woman. He indicated to her that he left his identity book in the garage and that he needed it. She went with him to the garage and while still walking, he attacked her with a knife. She was stabbed several times. The suspect tied her hands and feet and left her in the garage with the knife still stuck in her neck. She managed to untie herself and break the garage window and got out. She ran to the neighbour's house which is on the same plot. An ambulance was summoned and she was rushed to hospital.

Meanwhile, the description of the suspect was immediately broadcast on police channels. Members from the Cash in Transit and Hijacking Task Team assisted in the search. About 10 minutes after receiving the call, the suspect was spotted on the Mission Road in Kuyga. The members stopped and on interviewing him, they noticed his hands had blood on it and after searching him, they found items of jewellery in his pocket as well as a cell phone. A lap top was also found in his bag. He was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property. Further charges and linkages will form part of the investigation.

A case of house robbery and attempted murder is currently under investigation.

Source: South African Police Service

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