A 76-year old female victim was attacked and tied up with shoelaces. She was found by a relative. She was attacked by 2 male attackers who stole a little cash after demanding R500 and then left with her bakkie, a TV and a Vacuum cleaner.
A case of house robbery is being investigated by the Bathurst SAPS following an incident that took place on a farm in the area.
On Friday, 6 April, at approximately 12h30, a relative of the victim found her at her home. She was still tied in shoelaces.
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 11h30 on Thursday, 5 April 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 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 Crime Stop on 08600-10111. All information is strictly confidential and the caller has a choice to remain anonymous,” she said.