Farm attack on 76-year-old Bathurst woman at her home

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 at approximately 12.30pm, a relative of the victim,  a 76-year-old female, found her at her home still tied with shoelaces. Although the victim 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 her trying to open the shoelaces.

According to information received, the victim returned to her home at approximately 11.30am  on Thursday 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 robbers was wearing a red T-shirt and the other, 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 victim’s bakkie a flat-screen TV and Vacuum cleaner. Investigators from Grahamstown and Port Alfred combed the scene for evidence until late on Friday evening.

No arrests or recoveries have yet been made.

The Acting Cluster Commander of Port Alfred, Colonel Lizette Zeelie said on Friday, “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.”

Enquiries Captain Captain Mali Govender 082-779-7123

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