In the early morning hours, there was an attempted farm attack in Alexandria.
The three alleged suspects entered the farm and broke in the home and two women, ages 72 and 76.
Captain Andre Beetge, a spokesperson for the police reported that the 3 suspects entered the home, tied the elderly women up and began to rob the place, taking a 38 special revolver, an Isuzu bakkie along with other items from their home.
Luckily the women were left unharmed by the suspects, who fled the scene in the stolen vehicle. Little did they know that the stolen vehicle would be their downfall.
The police quickly spotted the stolen vehicle, leading to a brief chase ending with the driving nearly crashed into a wall. Moments later the confrontation that followed ended in a shootout which ultimately led to one suspect with fatal wounds.
With one suspect down, and the others under arrest the police searched the vehicle finding a toy gun that may have been all that was used during the robbery.
The name of the suspect killed will not be released until his family is notified, the two aged 37 and 50 will appear before a judge this Thursday.