Bathurst detectives are appealing to any person or persons who may be able to assist in tracking down the ruthless perpetrators who attacked a couple in the early hours of this morning in Bathurst.
A case of Murder and House Robbery has been opened for investigation.
At 04:44 on Sunday 2018/06/03, an adult in his 60s went out to investigate after hearing a noise outside his home, when he was attacked by two unknown males.
He fought back and attempted to close the kitchen door. One attacker was in front and the other behind him, and during the scuffle, he was stabbed in his upper body. When the second victim, a female, went to investigate what was going on she was also attacked and died on the scene from her injuries.
Thus far two cell phones are believed to have been taken by the fleeing suspects.
The male has been taken to hospital for medical treatment. He is reported to be in severe shock and extremely traumatised.
Port Alfred Cluster Commander Brigadier Morgan Govender said, “My sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the victim. This cruel deed by these ruthless attackers is strongly condemned. I urge the community to work with the SAPS in bringing these perpetrators to book. The investigation will be overseen by a senior seasoned investigator,” he said.
The police have not yet released the names of the victims
Any person with information on this incident to contact their nearest police station or the crime stop number on 08600 10111. All information is strictly confidential and the caller has a choice to remain anonymous.