Pensioners attacked on garden route

In the latest incident, four men forced open the back door of the home of an 82-year-old man and his wife just before midnight.

An elderly couple has been attacked in their home in Wilderness, Western Cape police said on Tuesday

The attack on Monday followed a similar incident on Sunday, said Captain Bernadine Steyn.

In the latest incident, four men forced open the back door of the home of an 82-year-old man and his wife just before midnight.

"The elderly man and his wife both sustained open wounds during the incident and several items were taken, including cellphones cash and a purse," said Steyn.

They were taken to a hospital in George where they were in stable conditions, she said.

On Sunday, an 81-year-old man and his 73-year-old wife were attacked in the bedroom of their home in George at 10.30pm, said Steyn.

"The male victim sustained wounds to his hands, arms neck and face, while his wife sustained wounds to her face and stomach," she said.

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