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Greenbushes woman rushed to hospital with knife in her neck after attack by husband's worker

Apr 12, 2019
Greenbushes woman rushed to hospital with knife in her neck after attack by husband's worker

Greenbushes woman was tied up, locked in garage and later managed to break herself free

Port Elizabeth - A 26-year-old year suspect was arrested soon after a 44-year-old woman was attacked and robbed in her home along Cape Road, in Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth, on Friday morning.

"It is alleged that on Friday, at about 09:15, the woman was at home when an employee working for her husband knocked on the door," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"He is well-known to the woman. He indicated to her that he left his identity book in the garage and that he needed it.

"She went with him to the garage and while still walking, he attacked her with a knife."

Col Naidu said that the woman was stabbed several times.

"The suspect tied her hands and feet and left her in the garage with the knife still stuck in her neck.

"She later managed to untie herself and break the garage window and got out," Col Naidu said.

"She ran to the neighbour’s house, which is on the same plot.

"An ambulance was summoned and she was rushed to hospital."

Port Elizabeth police police swiftly arrested suspect

Meanwhile, the description of the suspect was immediately broadcast on police channels.

"Members from the Cash in Transit and Hijacking Task Team assisted in the search.

"About 10 minutes after receiving the call, the suspect was spotted on the Mission Road in Kuyga," Col Naidu said.

"The members stopped and on interviewing him, they noticed his hands had blood on it and after searching him, they found items of jewellery in his pocket as well as a cell phone."

She said that a laptop was also found in his bag.

He was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.

"Further charges and linkages will form part of the investigation."

A case of house robbery and attempted murder is currently under investigation.

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