The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit in Port Elizabeth has since being working around the clock following up on leads relating to an attack on a farm in Hankey just before midnight on Saturday, 23 March 2018.
On Wednesday, 28 March 2018, the Provincial OCI with the assistance of Palmietfontein detectives arrested a 32 year old suspect at Kwa Guna administrative area in the Nketlana Location, a few kilometres from the Lesotho border. Some of the property taken from the incident was also recovered.
The suspect will appear in the Hankey magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 on charges of attempted murder on four counts, rape, illegal possession of a firearm, robbery with aggravated circumstances, theft and indecent assault.
It is alleged that on 23 March 2018, the 44 year old victim and her children were attacked in their house by a gun wielding suspect.
During the ordeal, the woman was shot and money was withdrawn from an ATM. During the course of the investigation, several ‘persons of interest’ were questioned but later released.
The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok commended the team for their excellent investigation and relentless pursuit of the suspect.
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