Monday, May 25, 2009

Pinelands home of elderly man burgled

By Cindy Witten
25 May 2009


This morning the Pinelands home of a 68-year-old man was broken into.

The disabled man was woken when a suspect broke into the house through the upstairs window. The suspect assaulted the man with crutches in his face and chest.

He then phoned an accomplice who assisted him in robbing the victim of a 9mm firearm as well as valuables to the estimated value of R480 000.

Pinelands police spokesperson, Inspector Leslie Adams says that a unique hand crafted set of knives was among the stolen items.
“The knives have the inscription F.Le Grage. They are hand made and if sold, the public can assist us. If sold anywhere in the area of Cape Town, they can contact Pinelands SAPS, Constable Cecil Delport on (021) 506 2118,” said Adams.

“We would appreciate the assistance of the public,” he said.
Police say a case of house robbery was registered and is being investigated.

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