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Man arrested after attempting to rob 62-year-old woman in her home

Aug 22, 2018
Man arrested after attempting to rob 62-year-old woman in her home

Kei Bridge police arrested a 23-year-old man for attempted house robbery over the weekend.

"It is alleged that a 62-year-old woman was alone at her home in Khobodi Village, near Kei Bridge, Butterworth, on Sunday," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She heard a knock at the door at about 19:00 on the evening in question. She did not open, but the door was pushed open.

"The suspect demanded money from the 62-year-old woman. She screamed and the suspect took on his heels."

Capt Manatha said that the victim identified the suspect.

"The suspect was traced and arrested on Monday."

He is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.