Farm attack in Hankey

A 44 year old woman was attacked in her home on a farm just outside Hankey on Friday night.

Police spokesperson, Capt Gerda Swart says they are following up on all possible leads, following a burglary at a residence just before midnight on Friday evening.

She says it is alleged that the man gained entry into the house after firing several shots through a glass door.

Swart added that a 44 year old woman was injured in the process.

The suspect took the female in her vehicle to an ATM in town to withdraw cash.

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Swart says while the suspect was busy withdrawing money, the victim managed to drive off with her car to a farm in the area and alerted the police.

Police are investigating a case of housebreaking with the intent to commit a crime, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Swart says more charges may be added.

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