76-YEAR-OLD WOMEN VICTIM OF ROBBERY

EC: PORT ALFRED CLUSTER 2018-04-06

A case of House Robbery is being investigated by the Bathurst SAPS following an incident that took place on a farm in the area.

At around midday today Friday 6/4, at approximately 12:30, a relative of the victim found her at her home. She was still tied up with shoelaces. Although she did not appear to have any serious injuries, she was still taken for medical treatment. She had bruises which are believed to have been caused by trying to untie the shoelaces.

According to information received, the victim, a 76-year-old female returned to her home at approximately 11:30 on Thursday 5/4 and was unpacking groceries from her bakkie, a RED NISSAN 1400, with registration BYY833EC, when she was accosted by two unknown males. One of the suspects was wearing a red T-shirt and another who had a beard threatened her with a knife and demanded an amount of R500. She handed them some money. They then tied her with shoelaces.

The suspects made off with the victims Red Nissan 1400 Bakkie a flat screen TV and Vacuum cleaner.

Investigators from Grahamstown and Port Alfred combed the scene for evidence until late this evening.

No arrests or recoveries.

The Acting Cluster Commander of Port Alfred Colonel Lizette Zeelie said today, “ This act by ruthless criminals is strongly condemned and is being investigated by a team of seasoned detectives. We appeal to any person who may be able to assist with information on this incident to 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,” she said.

Enquiries Captain Captain Mali Govender 0827797123

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