Bloemspruit suspected robber to face GBH and house robbery charges

A suspected robber who was arrested on Saturday in Bloemspruit will face charges including house robbery and assault with the intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm(GBH) when he appears in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court today.

This, after the suspect and his accomplice – who was shot and killed by security personal – assaulted an elderly couple during a house robbery.

The duo allegedly gained entrance to their home by breaking through the burglar door. They tied the couple up before assaulting them.

The suspects, who were armed with a panga and hammer, reportedly attacked the two responding security guards before one was shot by them.

Police spokesperson, Thandi Mbambo, says the deceased suspect was found in possession of the victim’s cellphone. The couple was referred to a local hospital for medical treatment.