29 January 2018

Brave Pinetown woman, 54, fights off intruders with kitchen knife

A 54-year-old Pinetown woman armed with only a kitchen knife was injured during a violent fight with a gang of home invaders this afternoon.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said an armed response officer responded to the scene of the incident in Fyfe Road in Farningham Ridge at around 1.20pm today. “Four suspects forced their way into the home by kicking in the burglar guards on the lounge window. The gang ransacked the property and tried to remove a flat screen television off the wall while one of the suspects kept her at bay.”

“She managed to press her remote panic alarm and when the other four suspects focused their attention on her, she grabbed a kitchen knife to defend herself. The suspects picked up an audio speaker from a hi-fi system and hit her over the head, causing a deep-cut injury,” he said.

“Disturbed by the unexpected resistance, the suspects turned and fled out of the same window that they had used to enter the property. It is understood that the suspects may have fled in an old model white Jetta. ER24 paramedics treated the injured woman at the scene before transporting her to hospital for further medical attention,” Mathios said.

Pinetown SAPS, Blue Security and members of the Pineridge Neighbourhood Watch team attended the scene of the crime.

In a separate traumatising home invasion recently, armed robbers kicked a 12-year-old girl in the head during an assault on a Yellowwood Park family.

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