Three intruders were caught on CCTV as they entered the house in the middle of the night armed with knives and rope.
Dramatic CCTV footage has captured the incredible moment a woman shot at intruders after they entered her home while her boyfriend slept in bed.
The woman fired two shots at the three men, one of whom had a knife, when they attempted to lunge at her in an attack, according to reports.
She was at home with her boyfriend in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, when the incident occurred.
Alwin Labans, an Eastern Cape police spokesperson, said the woman had been woken shortly after 3am after hearing noises in her home.
Mr Labans added: “She was in the passageway and the men were coming towards her.
“She ordered them to stop, but they kept coming forward so two shots were fired in their direction.”
The men reportedly got away with the woman’s purse, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash and her bank cards.
According to police, no one was injured in the incident and no arrests have yet been made.