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2023/10/18      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Kock   |   Province:  Northern Cape

Kimberley- 17 October 2023: A manhunt in Marydale secured the arrest of  a house robbery suspect and recovery of stolen goods. On Saturday, 14 October 2023 at about 17:30 the 18 year old suspect entered the farm house near Marydale under the pretence of asking water from the elderly female farm owner. The suspect allegedly overpowered the 66 year old victim and severely assaulted and stabbed her in the face and head and fled with two cellphones,  vehicle keys, binoculars,  alcohol and a cooler box.

The police responded and the  victim was transported for medical treatment at a local hospital. The police activated all the necessary  resources and neighbouring stations including  Marydale SAPS, reservists, Prieska Crime Prevention unit, Upington SAPS K-9 unit and local farmers who assisted in the search and apprehension of the suspect.

The team traced  and arrested the suspect on Monday, 16  October 2023 at 06:00 on a farm near  Vanwyksvlei and  recovered the stolen property. The suspect is charged with house robbery and attempted murder and will appear in court soon.

The Pixley Ka Seme District Commissioner, Maj Gen Nomana Mtukushe commended the SAPS members and the local farmers and farming communities for their swift response and relentless efforts that led to the arrest of the perpetrator.