It was Friday morning just after 10 p.m. when the 47-year-old victim in her own home in the Cipressenstraat in Knokke was faced with the intruder. Who the man is and what he came into the house to do, is for the officers, as yet, unclear. It is established that the offender several knife wounds dealt to the woman, and afterwards wegvluchtte. Was it a burglar in the act, was caught by the occupant and in the panic of the others. “In the same street, there was shortly before, another failed attempt to break in. Perhaps there is a link between the two affairs”, sounds in the neighborhood. The seriously injured victim, that, among other things in the neck was stabbed, could happy, himself still notify the emergency services. The woman is for medical reasons in the artificial coma in the hospital, but according to the public prosecutor's office out of danger.Camera
Police and public prosecutor argued Friday the whole day of thorough investigation in and around the house in the Cipressenstraat. During the buurtonderzoek they went looking for any witnesses. This pushed them on camera from a nearby person who may have more clarity can bring. The fleeing offender; to see the images, but both the trader himself, if the police give no comments on. Meanwhile, could the seriously injured victim is still not be questioned. On her own statement – which is likely to be more clarity – is the wait. In the meantime, the police, the house of the family was sealed. The few neighbors in the Cipressenstraat respond already shocked at the twinge. “Even for 10 hours, I her have seen when I was out with the dogs went for a walk. Half an hour later I returned and stood in the street full of police”, says a visible excited neighbor. The new district is only a few months completed and is tentative for the most part uninhabited. According to some of the neighbors used the 47-year-old victim, who is of foreign origin, the property, together with her husband and two young children as a second residence. They are described as very friendly people who regularly visit Knokke arrived.Motive?
The public prosecutor of Bruges " me with a comment. Also on the track of the burglar who may be in the act, was caught, they give no comments. “The culprit is on the run and actively sought out. About the motive, we cannot determine. That is being investigated further’, let the prosecution know.