Local actor violently attacked and robbed in Knysna

2014-06-24 08:49
Cape Town - Actor Terence Bridgett of Isidingo fame has been violently attacked by robbers in Knysna.

The SABC reports two suspects allegedly broke into the home where Bridgett is staying. He suffered a few broken ribs and the suspects attempted to strangle him, the report said.

Bridgett who is in Knysna to work on a new film, was allegedly robbed of his phone, bank cards and wallet during the incident.
 
Police are continuing to investigate the matter.  

Comments

  • Antowan Nöthling - 2014-06-24 08:56

    Holy sh*t! Hope he recovers soon. Strength Terence!

      Lolo James - 2014-06-24 10:08

      Wishing him a speedy recovery

      Ridwaan Ebrahim - 2014-06-24 22:34

      oh, my aching twange.

      Gary Montague-Fryer - 2014-06-26 12:35

      Crap show, appalling acting. Probably why...

  • Jean Hagen - 2014-06-24 09:23

    The chances that Knysna Police is doing anything is absolutely zero. They broke into our Knysna home a few weeks back while we were in the lounge. The cops showed up an hour later after a security company that we weren't even subscribed to. They did not even bother to look around the yard. To my surprise the suspects were sitting in the back yard the whole time waiting for things to settle down. Found weapons and a bunch of stuff they threw on the grass as they had time to wait for the heat to settle. Sorry for this guys suffering but Knysna needs a bit of a wake up call in a few of our departments. They need to be controlled more and patrols need to be done better. Sure thats why we pay taxes. Or has safety become second in this tourism rich valley.

      JimGordon - 2014-06-24 10:32

      Give up my gun? No, I don't think so.

      Nick Andrews - 2014-06-24 11:06

      @Jim, just so the police can sell it to the criminals. What a joke our police force is.

      Michael Meiring - 2014-06-24 13:17

      Looks like the policing pool in Knysna needs a bit of chlorine.

      Cindy Momberg Kelley - 2014-06-24 17:20

      @Nick , SA It has a police 'service' NOT a 'Force'. Hence the critical crime problem SA is struggling with. It is time that it employs a TRAINED Police FORCE. The problem is NOT only in Knysna it is everywhere in SA. Sad sad sad.

      Philip Darne - 2014-06-25 07:47

      Jim you may well need it to defend yourself against the STATE????

  • Laeticia Visser - 2014-06-24 09:33

    Just another day in this crime ridden s8t-hole run by criminals..will never again change to a "lawfull' state..

  • Nichola Smith - 2014-06-24 09:37

    That is why there are over 4 300 properties on the market in Knysna. The crime is so bad that it no longer a 'holiday town'. There is no work, drugs are rampant and locals in 'townships' are living mouth to mouth. Time to look elsewhere?

      El Matidor - 2014-06-24 10:41

      Soweto and mamelodi make knysna look like heaven. U haven't seen real crime until you've lived in the township. If i lived in knysna i would feel safe; the same way a person from afghanistan would feel safe if they came to SA.

      Sean Tearnan - 2014-06-24 10:57

      4300 for sale in holiday dorpie are u serious that is like the whole tiwn

      Louise Patterton - 2014-06-24 11:22

      yikes...I did not know this. Still thought it was a quiet pretty place, like years ago

      Leon Volker - 2014-06-25 14:51

      Nichola ,and Sean , Knysna has long lost his ' klein vakansie Dorpie ' status . In my Small Coastal town , theres 3000 Homes , and more than 700 for sale . We have ZERO crime .So then justify that ??? i don't know why you make such assumptions , Based on Stats you get from where ,Property Websites ? I would agree that Knysna has gone down hill . If you are so sure about your facts , tell us how many residential houses are in Knysna ? Drugs and crime are rampant in most big Towns and Cities .

  • Landile Mamve - 2014-06-24 10:15

    Never heard of this guy before....

      Sandy Webb - 2014-06-24 11:27

      I'm sure he's never heard of you either

      Cg Tours - 2014-06-25 00:11

      Obviously not because you are not part and parcel of the W/Cape and do not belong here Landile Mamwe do stick where you are amongst YOUR own.

      Terry Bartholomew - 2014-06-25 10:19

      Same here, also never heard of him. Also never heard of Isidingo. Don't own a TV and am not interested to watch the cr@p that's dished up on it. Perhaps that explains it. But why is it important who he is anyway? Crime is crime, regardless of who the target is. Many people get attacked and robbed and it never gets reported, because they are "nobodies". Some caring society we live in eh?

      Maemu Gethe - 2014-06-25 15:19

      Cg Tours...amongst her own? why doesn't she belong in W/Cape? Do you look in the mirror and feel proud of yourself? Move with the times PLS.

      Adrian Rouget - 2014-06-25 19:28

      He hasn't made any appearances in Bona magazine, that's why. Or the Sun.

  • Paul Coetzee - 2014-06-24 10:20

    Let us Take our Town Back: Knysna, like so many other towns in SA, has been taken over by criminals. Over 1 000 cases are opened at Knysna Police Station every month. Hundreds of house robberies, muggings etc go unreported. There is an armed robbery every week and daily house break-ins. Private Security companies estimate crime is up 400%. Will SAP give us our town back. Nope. Will attending Police Community Forums bring our town back. Nope. Will the Local Municipality (DA) bring our town back. Nope. Will National Government get tough on crime and give our town back. Nope. We, the law abiding citizens, must take own town back. How? Remember the good old Commando System. Marry that with Neighborhood Watch, Private Security and E Blockwatch. Have a dozen armed patrols with 200 men and women on our streets at any given time at night. Soon we will have our town back. Criminals will move on. Other towns will follow our example and who knows. Maybe we can take our country back.

      Jean Hagen - 2014-06-24 10:32

      Agreed. That was my thought. Neighbourhood watch should be very effective. The thing is how many will be willing to be part of this. Knysna has various areas and you would need quite a bit of support. The guy that robbed our place was arrested the next day robbing another house. Apparently he is in jail for the next 6 months. They say every time he is released he targets the same area. Trend setter. Soon there will be many more following his foot steps. If there is away to unite some community members and start this up i would most certainly volunteer.

      Siyabonga Khombulwandle - 2014-06-24 10:35

      maybe u can take ur country bck?????

      Michael Meiring - 2014-06-24 13:24

      Yes Siyabonga the country you live in, you know our country. In case it escaped your attention we have a pestilence in the form of Crime. If it does not worry you then maybe you are from another country.

      nkululeko.ngwenya1 - 2014-06-24 15:22

      Do not live in the surbubs but those who do really need to do something about that, perhaps ensure that your security service company has a branch in that area you live in, know each other as a surbubs community because rumour has it you mind your business too often. Organise general meetings where each member per household will gather, you can then tackle issues as a unit. If robbers break in somewhere maybe the victim or someone will recognise the car and from then the whole community will be on the lookout for that car, you can share security tips and so forth. If you know each other you will know when one is not home and can snake out criminals easier if seen in that residence and so on.. just trying to help, good luck :)

  • Rescha Kok - 2014-06-24 11:01

    NO KNYSNA NOOOOO I DI HOPE THE SAPS GET THE ROBBERS. NOT GOOD FOR KNYSNA INCOME

  • Plastiek Spies - 2014-06-24 11:33

    Paul are you a member of your local community forum and are you patrolling the streets at night?

      Paul Coetzee - 2014-06-26 09:42

      Well if I am told there is a CF meeting in my area YES I will attend. I am a partially disabled pensioner. I have trouble walking but YES I will go out and do my best.

  • Eugene Henning - 2014-06-24 12:02

    Wishes for a speedy and full recovery!

  • philesia - 2014-06-24 13:27

    If anyone is interested, I have a lovely 1700 sqm plot in the wilderness. 500 from beautiful beach, view of outeniqua mountains, clean safe beaches. Any interested phone 0827800523

      Sht Stirrer - 2014-06-24 13:36

      Sorry, too close to Knysna. Probably why you want to sell, né?

      Cg Tours - 2014-06-25 00:23

      ANYBODY buying Property now at this stage, should think twice. Property prices in South Africa are TOTALLY unrealistic. I do not want to rain on your Parade BUT that is a fact.

      Leon Volker - 2014-06-25 15:06

      Philesia , Wilderness beaches are not safe . and please can't you use another relevant platform to sell you property ???This is not the right place to sell your goods , and hell Wilderness is a good 4o min Drive from Knysna , it seems your pretty desperate to sell . good luck

      Jaco Wium - 2014-06-25 23:37

      I'd also not broadcast my cellphone number to the whole wide world!

      Ridwaan Ebrahim - 2014-06-26 05:35

      Cant you people smell scams??

  • Miles Lancmore - 2014-06-24 15:52

    Who said that crime rate is on decline??????

  • Jason Rom - 2014-06-24 16:35

    sis the complete madness

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-06-24 17:11

    Ag jirre, die arme Terrence.I hope he recovers soon.

  • Ridwaan Ebrahim - 2014-06-24 22:30

    oh my aching twange...

  • Cg Tours - 2014-06-25 00:07

    ALL the rubbish has INFLUXED everywhere.

  • Karen van Zyl - 2014-06-25 07:15

    Everybody gets violently attack some or other stage, just because he's an actor makes him special, ah please. Terrance, get better soon...

  • Makaveli Makaveli - 2014-06-25 13:00

    Trust me you don't wanna rely on South African police. These guys are useless I have had many encounters with them. If you want to know who communicates with thieves look for the police.

      Nichola Smith - 2014-06-25 16:41

      Actually, I'm more scared of the police! I too have had some really bad experiences.

  • Mark Stoner - 2014-06-25 14:53

    I feel sorry for Terrence, but this is just another embarrassing crime story brought to you by our failing establishment...

  • Heidi Smith - 2014-06-25 18:42

    Oh no, Terrence, you certainly didn't deserve this! I really hope you recover soooon, physically and emotionally. Heidi Smith ex SACS

      Adrian Rouget - 2014-06-25 19:31

      What is SACS?

      kmw13047 - 2014-06-26 06:56

      Nobody deserves it!!

      Victor Kotze - 2014-06-26 11:35

      @Adrian, let me guess, you from Gauteng? :)

  • Victor Kotze - 2014-06-26 11:33

    An extremely talented actor, wish him a speedy recovery. May his physical and mental scars heal soon

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