South Africa 3.7.2015 01:25 pm

Woman bitten during mugging

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Margate police are searching for five men who robbed a 51-year-old woman in Bhokodisa, near Trafalgar, KwaZulu-Natal.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the woman was walking near the Trafalgar turn off at about 6.30pm on Monday when she was approached by a group of men who threatened her with a knife, South Coast Herald reported.

“They grabbed her, and when she refused to let go of her bag, one of the men bit her on the hand,” said Wiid.

The men fled with her cash and a bag containing clothes.

In May, an 80-year-old woman and her daughter were allegedly attacked by two armed men in Van Riebeeck Park, Kempton Park, in Gauteng.

Personal Home Security (PHS) area manager Carl Buys said the two suspects, armed with a rifle and pistol, entered the house through the front door, which was open at the time.

“The suspects found the homeowner and his wife. They hit the woman over the head with a blunt object, then further assaulted her,” Buys said.

The suspects then assaulted the couples’ daughter before taking took cellphones and bags. They then fled the scene.

– Caxton News Service

 

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