A 65-year-old man was hospitalised after two men attacked him during a burglary at his home in Camps Bay.
The man (who asked not to be named) described his attackers as people who were well-dressed and looked “decent”.
It was on Tuesday afternoon, October 2, a day after his 65th birthday when the attackers stormed into his house.
The man said they had had visitors and they wanted to show them Theatre on the Bay. They realised that they’d forgotten one of the visitor’s bags at home and he went back to fetch it.
The victim said he saw the two men but didn’t suspect they were criminals because of the way that they were dressed.
“When I got into the house they stormed in and I tried to push the door but because they were two, they pushed me and managed to get inside,” he said.
The man said one attacker grabbed a long bread knife and threatened to kill him.
The suspects went to the bedroom and took his watch, wallet which had his banks cards and a jewellery box with a wedding ring.
“The men kicked me on my face and I couldn’t see but I heard my wife’s footsteps,” he said. The man said he was worried because he knew that his wife was with their 10-year-old granddaughter.
“Unfortunately, my granddaughter was the one who got in first and they grabbed her and my wife and pushed them against the wall,” he recalled.
They both screamed and the municipal workers who were picking dustbins on the day heard them and came to help but the suspects fled the scene before the security could arrive.
The victim was rushed to the hospital and a case of burglary has been opened with the police.