Police managed to recover some of the stolen goods which included money and meat.
THE CARNARVON police have arrested two brothers, aged 32 and 36, in connection with a case of house robbery in which a couple were attacked in their home in the town.
The incident happened on Monday at around 2.30pm.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said the victims were threatened with a knife and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, a Samsung cellphone worth R4 000 and meat worth about R650.
“The suspects fled on foot and within an hour one of them was arrested in Carnarvon. On Tuesday morning, April 28, the second suspect was arrested, also in Carnarvon,” said Ramatseba.
He indicated that the police managed to recover a portion of the money that was stolen as well as the meat. The stolen cellphone has however not yet been recovered by the police.
The two suspects are expected to appear in the Carnarvon Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Peter Shivuri, applauded the police officials for their swift response that led to the arrest of the suspects.
Shivuri also emphasised that zero tolerance has been adopted in the Northern Cape as part rooting out all forms of criminality.
The police are expected to oppose the release of the suspects on bail as the investigation continues.