Woman Assaulted During Robbery: Dawncrest – KZN
A woman in her forties was injured after she was assaulted during a robbery in Dawncrest – Verulam this morning (Saturday).
At approximately 07:31 the Reaction Unit South Africa Operations Center received multiple calls from residents in the area reporting shots being fired on Sunlark Drive. Reaction Officers were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival found the female bleeding excessively from an injury to her face. Medics treated the victim on scene before transporting her to hospital by ambulance.
It was established that the victim is a domestic worker who was walking to her employers residence when she was accosted by two men. One of the suspects produced a firearm and asked her to hand over her valuebles. The woman allegedly resisted when the suspect began assaulting her with the butt of his firearm.
They then robbed her for R1000 in cash and starting firing shots as they fled the scene. It is alleged that the robbers got into an awaiting black VW Polo which sped off however this could not be confirmed. The victim ran to a nearby home where she jumped over the driveway gate and sought assistance from the homeowner.
Reaction Officers conducted an extensive search for the robbers however no arrests were made.