Two suspects, aged 16 and 29 years-old were arrested in St Francis Bay at about 10 pm last night and charged with house robbery (with assault).
It is alleged that a 77-year-old male was busy at his garage in Santareme late afternoon on 18 March 2013 when he was approached by two suspects who pretended to be seeking a job.
They allegedly forced themselves into the house and attacked the victim.
It was reported that he was alleged hit on the head with a golf stick.
The suspects fled the scene with the victim’s personal belongings. The victim sustained wounds in his body and was treated in hospital, but later released.
The 16-year-old suspect was released to the care of his mother last night and will appear today in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court. The 29-year-old suspect will appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The Cluster Commander, Brigadier Neil Jantjies, commended the St Francis Bay SAP for the speedy apprehension of the suspects.
It has also been reported that the two suspects are local guys who allegedly are addicted to tik The one suspect was also reportedly recently released from jail .
– News update provided by the SAP Uitenhage/Humansdorp Cluster and other sources
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Well done SA Police! The crime straight forward is Robbery with aggravating circumstances, alternatively, Housebreaking with the intent to steal and theft. Regarding ”Housebreaking ” in Common Law, if someone as much as opens a unlocked door, and enters the premises of a private home, be it also a garage door situated on such premises it is ”housebreaking” and not trepassing as some people seem to think. Please bare this in mind, and for your own benefit in your free time make a study of ”Common Law” practice in South Africa. That way no one can fool you either.