Foiled farm attack, panic alarm saves the day, 7 arrested, Thornhill

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Foiled farm attack, panic alarm saves the day, 7 arrested, Thornhill
Foiled farm attack, panic alarm saves the day, 7 arrested, Thornhill

Seven robbery suspects were nabbed for attempting to rob an egg farm outside Thornhill on 18 February 2018.

On Sunday, 18 February 2018, around 08:00, it is alleged that seven men, three with firearms stormed into an eggs farm outside Thornhill. One of the employees pressed the panic alarm, and suspects stole an employee’s cellphone before sped off in a gold VW Polo.

Police on receiving a complaint, dispatched a patrol vehicle and a gold VW Polo was spotted on N2 near Van Stadens bridge and high speed chase ensued. Police from nearby stations gave back, and a vehicle was cornered at Agnes Street, Port Elizabeth and four occupants were arrested.

Police found a stolen cellphone and also seized false registration number plates. A preliminary investigation led to the arrest of three other suspects walking along the N2. Police have confiscated the vehicle.

Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok said: “This success is a testimony that police are indeed reclaiming the streets from criminals”.

The suspects aged between 28 and 35 will appear in court soon on charges ranging from attempted business robbery to possession of stolen property.

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