Ghastly moment brave dad lies bleeding on his kitchen floor after being stabbed by intruders in the house while fighting to protect his family
- Stephen Grech was stabbed four times after chasing alleged car thieves
- The 51-year-old was warned of the presence of two men on his Rouse Hill estate
- During an altercation, one of the men viciously stabbed Mr. Grech in the back
- The father of two said he feared for the safety of both his family and his community
A brave father who was stabbed four times with a kitchen knife after chasing two alleged car thieves has spoken of the terrifying ordeal.
Stephen Grech, 51, was at his childhood home in Rouse Hill, northwest Sydney, when he saw two men steal his wife’s car around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Fearing for the safety of his family, the father of two ran to his driveway and called out to the men as they exited the vehicle and fled the scene.
Driven by adrenaline, Mr. Grech jumped into his car and followed the men to a nearby street where he confronted the intruders.
During a physical altercation, the father was stabbed in the back and leg four times.
Stephen Grech, 51, (pictured) was stabbed four times after chasing two alleged car thieves from his property in Rouse Hill, northwest Sydney
“I saw a large kitchen knife in his hand, I felt the back of my pants… wetness,” Grech said 7 NEWS
“(I) realized I had been stabbed.”
After the men fled on foot, Mr. Grech somehow managed to drive the short distance home, where his wife and 12-year-old son helped stop the bleeding from his injuries.
Emergency services were called to the house, where the 51-year-old was treated by paramedics before being transferred to Westmead Hospital in stable condition.
“ The (stab wound) at the top of my spine hit my vertebrae, so it was lucky I didn’t get nerve damage, spinal cord damage, ” he said.
His CCTV camera alerted him to the presence of two men in and around his wife’s vehicle on Saturday evening at around 12:30 PM (left).
Mr Grech said he regretted confronting the invaders, but feared for the safety of his family and his community.
“I just want these perpetrators caught,” he said.
“Safety not only for my family, but also for other people.”
Police believe the two men are teenagers with the appearance of an islander.
The Hills Police Area Command has established a crime scene, with detectives investigating the incident as they continue to hunt for the two perpetrators.
Police have urged anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to contact authorities.
Mr Grech (pictured) said he regrets confronting the invaders but feared for the safety of his family and community