Man in court for farm attack, elderly couple beaten, Burgersdorp

South African Police Service

Man in court for farm attack, elderly couple beaten, Burgersdorp
Man in court for farm attack, elderly couple beaten, Burgersdorp

The SAPS of the Aliwal North Cluster managed to arrest a 31 year old suspect on 4 February 2018 at 11:00 at Hilton in Aliwal North.

This arrest follows after it is alleged that on 3 February 2018 at about 15:15, the 83 year old Mr Kotjie Conradie and his wife (79) Tienie Conradie was surprised by four suspects that were armed when they arrived back from town to their farm “Uitkyk“ in the Burgersdorp area.

The couple were forced to open the house and the safe after they were assaulted.

The suspects then took an undisclosed amount of money, firearms, a cellphone and a Hilux bakkie which they used to flee the scene. The SAPS was contacted and the scene visited by all the relevant units and all possible leads and information followed up.

The bakkie and two firearms were recovered. The suspect will appear at the Burgersdorp Magistrate Court on 7 February 2018.

The Cluster Commander, Brigadier NN Xakavu condemned the attack in our rural area and ensured the community that the police will vigilantly continue to search for the three suspects that are still at large .

If anybody can assist with further information they must please contact the investigating officer: W/O Sipho Silwana at 082 319 83 37 or the Burgersdorp detectives at 051-6539400.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service