TWO men police arrested over the brutal attack on a businesswoman this week will face the Magistrates Court today.
The two were arrested on Thursday evening, two days after they attempted to rob Betty Vollrath while she was driving home to Ranadi, east Honiara.
Two men jumped at her car while she was driving slowly in the pothole dotted road and smashed her car with bush knives.
Mrs Vollrath, 64, who owns tailor shop Solomon Tropical Product, sustained facial injuries and was left terrified.
Honiara City Police Commander John Lee Kanabaea said the two accused are in custody.
He said one was arrested at Green Valley in east Honiara, the other at the Central Market.
Mr Kanabaea said a third suspect is at large and police are tracking him down.
“We’ve also detained the get-away car allegedly used in the attempted robbery,” Mr Kanabaea said.
The car’s plate number was removed at the time of the incident.
Mr Kanabaea said when police seized it, the plate number A7799 was reattached to it.
The two suspects will appear in court today during which police are expected to apply for their remand.
The attack on Mrs Vollrath has attracted much public condemnation in the last days.
Many called for police to put an extra effort into the case. Mrs Vollrath and her husband John are from Australia.
They’ve lived here for the last 15 years operating their businesses. The couple flew over to Australia for a break after the incident.
By TRIXIE CARTER
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