Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Joubertina - In an effort to ensure rural safety, tireless work by a team of detectives led to the finalization of a case in less than two weeks, when Joubertina Regional Court sentenced Carools Tamboer (25) to ten years of imprisonment for house robbery and two years for burglary today.
Tamboer was sentenced after he chose to confess after he could not dispute the evidence that was presented during court proceedings. It was led that on Sunday, 25 March 2018 around 07:00, Tamboer and his accomplice broke into a farm house near Heights area, Joubertina, and assaulted a 74-year-old man with a snooker cue. Suspects stole a bag before fleeing the scene. Forensic evidence managed to link a suspect to a scene of crime. The two sentences would run concurrently.
Humansdorp Acting Cluster Commander, Colonel Simon Swarts said: "This sentence would go a long way towards building safer communities. Police management would like to extend its gratitude to a team of detectives that finalised a case just over a week after the incident. Currently, a team of detectives is working on bringing the second suspect before court".
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