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Trio jailed for robbing 90-year-old St Francis Bay woman at her home

Oct 18, 2017
Trio jailed for robbing 90-year-old St Francis Bay woman at her home

Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, on Wednesday commended local police officers for good crime scene management and investigation, which led to the sentencing of 44-year-old Given Cuthbert by the Hankey Regional Court to 20 years behind bars for house robbery.

According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, the incident occurred on Sunday, 16 July 2017 in St Francis Bay, when three men robbed the house of a 90-year-old woman and stole jewellery and household items valued over R500 000.

The stolen items were recovered by police.

Cuthbert's two accomplices, Vuyolwethu Nkqasi (30) and Vuyolwethu Mdayi (32), were each sentenced to five years of imprisonment for housebreaking and theft.

Brigadier Lebok added: "This sterling work reflects police commitment in combating trio crimes."