Bathurst farm attack, woman (76) tied up, house ransacked

South African Police Service

Bathurst farm attack, woman (76) tied up, house ransacked
Bathurst farm attack, woman (76) tied up, house ransacked

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 on 6 April 2018, at approximately 12:30, a relative of the victim found her at her home. She was still tied in shoelaces for more than a day.

Although she did not appear to have any serious injuries, she was still taken for medical treatment. She had bruises which is believed to have been caused from 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 April 2018 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 with 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 the 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 Crime Stop on 0860010111.

All information is strictly confidential and the caller has a choice to remain anonymous,” she said.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service