House robbers arrested in Grahamstown

A team of seasoned investigators spent several hours at a scene of house robbery that took place at a smallholding in Grahamstown this afternoon where two suspects were arrested on scene.

A little after 17:00 today, local security officers responded to a panic alarm and called on the SAPS for backup. On entering the house they found two suspects between the ages of 18 and 26 inside. The suspects were arrested. There were two retirees between the ages of 70 and 75 in the house and one of them was severely beaten and taken to a local hospital. His condition is reportedly critical but stable. The second victim was unharmed but severely traumatised.

At this stage it is not known what had been taken and how many suspects have been involved. Several bags with items packed into them were found at the scene.

Source: South African Police Service