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Phoenix grandmother,76, strikes panga-wielding house robber on the head with saucepan as he fled

Durban: A pan is an unquestionable requirement in most Indian kitchens, however who figured it very well may be utilized as a weapon in a hot circumstance? At the point when a Phoenix grandma was defied by a burglar in her home, she went to her pot as her weapon of decision. 

The 76-year-old, who declined to be named, is a resigned mechanic who worked at an attire production line. 

The theft happened at her home in Palmview last Wednesday at around 2.30pm. 

The lady's girl, who talked for her benefit, said her mom was in her room when a man got around the fence and entered the home through the secondary passage. 

"My mom and I live on connecting properties. That day, my 9-year-old girl was at my mother's home. She went outside to open the front entryway in light of the fact that my more established girl had shown up from school. 

"They then, at that point, strolled to our home at the back and entered our property by means of an abutting entryway. On account of this set-up, my youngsters are regularly to and fro between the two homes. 

"The looter constrained my mom's entryway open. My mother thought it was the children or me entering. He went to her room and set the panga on her shoulder. He took steps to cleave her. He requested cash and she reacted by asking, 'what money?'." 

The cheat snatched the lady's pack and left the room. 

"My mom got off the bed and followed him to different rooms. She was apprehensive her grandkids would stroll in while he was as yet in the house and that he would hurt them. She snatched a pan from the kitchen and tossed it at him." 

The little girl said the pan struck his head. 

"He got a pot and ran out of the house. My mom started to yell and my kids went to her guide. All at once, I likewise got back from work. Our neighbor assisted us with looking through the space yet we were unable to track down the suspect. Her tote had her ID record and R50." 

The girl said her mother frequently read papers, particularly articles about burglaries. 

"Subsequent to perusing the articles she would consistently say the casualties might have effectively secured themselves. This is by and large what she did. She was so bold notwithstanding him having a panga and it was her quick activity that kept him from taking resources or hurting her or the youngsters." 

Chief Nqobile Gwala, a commonplace police representative, said the SAPS was researching. No captures had been made.

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