An 81-year-old man was beaten and tied-up for small change and a cellphone.
An elderly man was tied-up, beaten and robbed in his Boltonia home in broad day-light during the afternoon of 21 July.
The 81-year-old man when to his front door when he heard someone knocking. At the door he was greeted by two males, who immediately forced their way into the house.
It is believed they had jumped the boundary wall to gain access to the front door. One of the suspects acted quickly and hit the elderly man before tying up his hands.
“I did not know what he wanted,” the man said to the news
He said he was sure he had seen one of the suspects before and believes he has been to his house asking for a job.
“It is alleged the suspects pushed him into the house and assaulted him with a sharp object and their fists. They tied his hands with shoelaces,” Krugersdorp Police spokesperson, Sergeant Tshepiso Mashale confirmed.
The suspects managed to flee on foot with the man’s money, cellphone and wallet with his bank cards.
“I only had a little money in my pocked, maybe R100 at most,” said the victim.
The victim sustained minor injuries from the assault and was treated by paramedics on the scene.
“We are investigating a case of house robbery and are appealing to the community to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators,” Mashale concluded.
Please call the police on 079 509 9647 with your information.