Six people arrested after 89 year-old woman robbed    

Six suspects have been arrested in connection with a  robbery from an 89 year-old St Francis Bay woman’s home last week.

Two suspects were arrested on 19 July and four were arrested today.

Dedication and commitment portrayed by members from SAP St Francis Bay resulted in a breakthrough over the weekend,” a press statement for the SAP Corporate Communications said. 

 “An 89 year-old woman was overpowered in her residential home in Leige Road, St Francis Bay at 8 pm on 16 July 2014 by two or more unknown suspects who gained entry to the home and threw a blanket over the head of the victim,” the statement said.  “The suspects took various items, including a TV set and fled from the scene. 

“On 19 July members received information and arrested two suspects (aged 20 and 26-years-old) at their residential homes in Kwanomzamo (St Francis Bay). They were arrested on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property. 

“SAP members recovered some of her possessions stolen from the home.  These two suspects are due in the Humansdorp Magistrates’ Court today, 21 July 2014, on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.  The SAP will oppose bail.

“During the early hours morning, 21 July 2014, four more suspects (between the ages of 22 – 41-years-old) were arrested in connection with the (same) house robbery.  Several items were recovered, including a TV set.  The four are expected to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates’ Court on 23 July 2014, on a charge of house robbery.    

“The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier Neil Jantjies, expressed his satisfaction towards the members for the excellent work conducted. “

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Read first release about the robbery here: 

https://stfrancischronicle.com/2014/07/17/an-89-year-old-st-francis-bay-lady-tied-up-and-robbed/

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