National 11.8.2016 03:13 pm

Brave women fend off spanner-wielding intruder

The two women being attended to after the attack.

The two women being attended to after the attack.

The women armed themselves with a golf club and a panga in an attempt to defend themselves from their attacker.

Two women watching television in their Kelso home in KwaZulu-Natal at lunchtime on Thursday last week were subjected to a terrifying ordeal by an intruder, South Coast Herald reports. Investigating a loud banging noise at their security gate, the women were confronted by an intruder who had gained entry to the house by kicking down the door.

They ordered him to leave but the intruder, armed with a spanner, began attacking the women. He demanded money and cellphones, said Scottburgh police communications officer Captain Vincent Pandarum.

The women armed themselves with a golf club and a panga in an attempt to defend themselves from their attacker. Unfortunately, the golf club broke and the robber grabbed hold of it. He continued to assault the women with the broken golf club, stabbing them both with the broken shaft.

Spotting the panga, the attacker attempted to grab it but the woman held onto the blade suffering cut fingers as a result. The man fled  when one of the women threw her cellphone at him and told him they had no money.

“The suspect is being sought by the police and a case of house robbery has been registered for investigation. The case is being investigated by Detective Constable Weidon Govender of the Scottburgh Cluster Detective Task Team,” said Captain Pandarum.

Anyone with information is urged to contact him at 039 9781900/9918.

– Caxton News Service.

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