Following the warning from the Knysna Police regarding the increase in crime in the area, an 85 year old Sedgefield resident was attacked in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 10 April 2013) in Patrys Street.
The lady who lives alone, was burgled at around 2am and attacked by robbers when she woke up. She was assaulted and sustained injuries to her face. According to neighbours in the cul de sac, they woke to the sound of a car driving away at a fast speed on the gravel road. Shortly thereafter, police were on the scene.
The robbers fled the scene and it is not yet clear what they stole. It is also alleged that the 85 year old resident forgot to lock her security gate when she went to bed.