A young Adelaide mother says she thought she was going to die when four armed men stormed her home and stabbed her partner.
The 24-year-old Pooraka woman, who did not want to be named, said she asked her neighbour to turn down their music at 1.30am on Thursday.
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Soon after, four males armed with knives allegedly forced their way into her South Tce unit and stabbed her 25-year-old boyfriend in the shoulder.
While he was allegedly being attacked, the woman, who is pregnant, says she was threatened at knifepoint while standing in the hallway shielding her two-year-old son.
She claimed the males wiped her partner’s blood on her face and told her if she spoke to police, they would kill her in front of her son.
The 25-year-old man was stabbed in the shoulder. Credit: 7NEWS
“I just felt powerless. All I wanted to do was protect my son … I felt like I was going to die,” she said.
Her boyfriend, who also didn’t want to be named, said: “I couldn’t do (anything). I had three of them punching myself repeatedly and then obviously I was stabbed. I couldn’t even help her. I felt defenceless.”
South Australian police allege the men smashed a number of windows inside the unit and stole several items.
“Patrols were quickly on scene and located the suspects in a nearby unit block still in possession of the stolen items,” a police spokesperson said.
The couple were treated at hospital and released. Credit: 7NEWS
Three men, aged 34, 25, and 26, and a 16-year-old boy have since been charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, committing theft using force and aggravated property damage.
The young couple were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries and discharged on Thursday.
The woman said she is now too afraid to stay in the unit and is begging her housing provider to move her.
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