Female injured during armed robbery

On Wednesday January 21st at approximately 07.20 a.m. police was sent the former “Royal Inn Motel” on the A. Th. Illidge road to investigate an armed robbery. On the scene the investigating officers spoke to the 27 year old female victim who was bleeding heavily from a large wound to the left side of her head. She stated that while she was in the bathroom she heard a strange noise coming from the living room area. When she went to see what was going on, she encountered two unknown men dressed in dark clothing and who had just forced themselves into her apartment standing in the living room. One of the men was in the possession of a fire-arm and threatened to use it if she did not handover the cash she had in the apartment. There was a struggle in the apartment at which time the victim denied having any money and she was struck in her head with the butt of the gun. The robbers searched the apartment and took a small amount of cash. The victim was treated on the scene. The Special Robbery Unit is investigating this case.