Panga attack on Patensie couple

A massive manhunt has been launched for two suspects who allegedly attacked a couple, both in their 50s, in the Patensie area of the Eastern Cape, last night, 12 February.

The SAPS says when the couple arrived home in their vehicle at 10 pm at their farm they were overpowered by two unknown men.

The two suspects, armed with a knife and a panga,   threatened the couple and demanded cash.  A scuffle ensued and the man was struck over the head with a panga by one suspect and stabbed in the back by the other.

The suspects then forced their way inside the house and took two cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects fled the scene on foot soon afterwards. The 58-year-old man was taken to a local doctor for medical treatment.

Police in Patensie are investigating a case of house robbery, an attack and other crime violations.

Anyone who might be able to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects are requested to contact Detective Warrant Officer Johannes Noeth, 0825514749, SAPS Patensie Detectives on 0422838419 or Crime Stop 08600 10111. Media enquiries: Captain Gerda Swart 0823017948.




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