A 60-year-old woman fought back against robber, stabbing him in the chest

A 60-year-old woman fought back against a robber who was forcing his way into her house by stabbing him in the chest.


According to  Reaction Unit, SA spokesperson Prem Balram, they received a call from a frantic 60-year-old woman who said she had stabbed a man who had was forcing his way into her home.

He said this happened around 16h00 in Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.

“The 60-year-old woman turned the tables on a house break-in suspect by stabbing him in the chest during a house break-in at her residence in Verulam.”

Barlam said Reaction Officers were dispatched to the property and, on arrival, met with the elderly woman.

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“She explained that while watching TV she heard the bottom half of her back door being forced open. Upon investigation she noticed the suspect creeping into her home.

” She grabbed a wooden shelf and assaulted him with it; however, the suspect did not retreat. She then grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the chest.”

Balram said the suspect then fled the property over the rear boundary wall.

“The victim believes that the knife did not penetrate the suspect. Reaction Officers went in search of the suspect. However, he still remains at large.”

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