Elderly man stabbed in the face in a robbery in St Francis Bay

An elderly man was stabbed in the face during a scuffle with an intruder in his St Francis Bay house early this morning.

St Francis Bay Police are now  investigating a case of  a house break-in and attempted murder after the man in his sixties was assaulted at his Majorca Road home in Santareme.

The man was stabbed in the face and sustained damage to his one eye.

According to the SAP the incident occurred  at 4:30 am . The victim who has not been named awoke when he heard a noise. When he went to investigate he saw a suspect in one of the rooms busy trying to open the safe.

According to Calibre security, when the man, who is a permanet resident in the town, confronted the suspect, a struggle ensued and he was stabbed with a knife in his face. The suspect ran away.

The victim was taken to Humansdorp hospital but was then  transferred to a hospital in Port Elizabeth.  It is beleived the knife damaged a tear duct in the man’s eye and he may need an operation to have that repaired.

The suspect is still at large.

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