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Farm attack, farmer assaulted, tied up with wire, Naboomspruit

A farm attack took place on Saturday 22 April 2023, at about 00.00, in Naboomspruit in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Naboomspruit Police in the Waterberg District launched a manhunt after a farmer was overpowered by unknown armed suspects who made off with a number of items.

The 39-year-old victim was asleep in his caravan when he heard dogs baking outside.

Apparently the victim opened the caravan with a view to check as to what was happening and was surprised by two unknown males’ suspects outside the caravan.

One of the suspects allegedly pointed him with a pistol and took him outside the caravan before they tied him up with wires.

It is alleged that the suspects then entered the caravan and took blankets and went on to take a spade, hammer, diesel and solar panels as well as other related tools.

The Police were alerted of the incident and immediately rushed to the scene and they commenced with Investigations.

Their initial investigation led them to the Municipality dumping site where the stolen items were recovered hidden.

The following items were found:

Generators, blankets, wheelbarrows, solar panels, spade, axe, hammer, wire pliers and IBR zinc.

Suspects are unknown and no arrests have been effected so far.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers called upon Community members who might have any information that can help Police in tracking down the suspects to share information with Police. “Community must rest be assured that such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality and remain anonymous” Concluded Major General Scheepers.

Anyone with information that can help with Police to arrest the suspect is requested to contact Captain Modiba on the following on the cellphone number 082 565 8299 or crime stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest Police Station or use MySAPSApp.

Police investigations are continuing.

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