Rorisang Kgosana
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24 Aug 2015
12:58 pm

Couple stabbed during robbery

Rorisang Kgosana

A case of robbery has been opened after a man and his wife were attacked and stabbed at Fort Klapperkop in Pretoria.

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Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu said a husband and wife were in their Nissan Navara at about 7.30pm on Saturday when they were approached by two unknown men, Rekord East reported.

“The suspects threw rocks at the car and broke the driver’s window. They approached the driver and started stabbing him,” he added.

Gumbu said while the wife tried to protect her husband, the suspects stabbed her too. They took the woman’s purse with her ID book, bank cards, driver’s license and her handbag valued at R15 000.

Brooklyn Sector 4 CPF safety operations manager, Trish Scheepers said they found the couple’s car abandoned.

“We received a call of a housebreaking and tried to trace the robber. After the search, some members went up to Fort Klapperkop and upon their arrival found the abandoned car and blood trails,” she added.

Upon investigating, Scheepers said the CPF received were informed the couple had been taken to a hospital. Gumbu said no arrests have been made.

In a separate incident, a couple were robbed after they stopped to change a tyre on the N2 freeway near Umgababa, in KwaZulu-Natal, last month.

According to provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane, the motorist and his girlfriend were driving on the freeway when they suddenly drove over a rock that caused a tyre to burst.

“As [the man] attempted to change the tyre, he was approached by three men who held him at gunpoint,” Zwane said.

Cellphones, a handbag, cash and jewellery were taken from the couple during the robbery. No injuries were reported, and no arrests had been made.

– Caxton News Service