Elderly Grahamstown man in critical condition after robbery

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Police have reported that they have arrested two suspects after a violent attack on a farm in Belmont Valley near Grahamstown.

EC: Grahamstown Cluster: 2018-01-03

A team of seasoned investigators spent several hours at a scene of house robbery at a smallholding in Grahamstown this afternoon where two suspects were arrested on the scene.

A little after 5pm today, local security officers responded to a panic alarm and called police for backup.

On entering the house they found two suspects between the ages of 18 and 26 inside. The suspects were arrested.

Two people, aged between 70 and 75, were in the house. One had been severely beaten and was taken to a local hospital. His condition is reportedly critical but stable.

Two people, aged between 70 and 75, were in the house. One had been severely beaten and was taken to a local hospital. His condition is reportedly critical but stable.

The second victim was unharmed but severely traumatised.

At this stage, it is not known what was taken and how many suspects were involved. Several bags packed with items were found at the scene.

Any person with information that could assist the SAPS in their investigations can contact their nearest police station or the crime stop number on 086010111.

All information is strictly confidential and the caller has a choice to remain anonymous.

Enquiries Captain Mali Govender 0827797123

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