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Breakthrough: police arrest suspect after Alexandria farmer attacked and robbed

Dec 4, 2017
Breakthrough: police arrest suspect after Alexandria farmer attacked and robbed

A 24-year-old man is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by Alexandria detectives in connection with a case where a farmer in his sixties was severely assaulted and robbed by two unknown men.

A case of house robbery was opened an incident that took place on a farm in Alexandria on 25 November 2017. The suspects fled with his bakkie which was later recovered. A .38 special revolver is believed to have also been taken. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in a stable condition.

Brigadier Morgan Govender the Cluster Commander of Port Alfred commended the investigation team and said: "The community is commended for their assistance and information supplied.

"Our investigations are still continuing and any person with additional information to contact the Detective Commander, Captain Leon Els."

According to police information, several items of clothing as well as the victim's cell phone was recovered.

"These exhibits will all be forwarded for further Forensic analysis," police said.

The suspect will appear in the Alexandria Magistrate's Court in Monday.