Marquad detectives, flanked by Tactical Response Team, embarked on an intelligence driven operation in the early hours of 19 March 2020, at 03:00. This follows a burglary incident at Silas farm on 1 March 2020, and a farm attack and house robbery at Trommel Farm on the 5 March 2020, where a 77-year-old female victim was attacked, tied up and robbed of two firearms, ammunition, laptops and jewelry.
At the end of the operation, 9 suspects aged between 20 and 26 were arrested. Three were charged with house robbery, one charged with burglary, two charged with illegal possession of ammunition and possession of firearms, and three for rape.
The ones arrested for rape allegedly raped a girlfriend of one of the house robbery suspects after they had a fallout on stolen goods.
Their homes were searched respectively and one hundred and thirty live rounds of ammunition, two firearms, i.e a revolver and a 9mm pistol and other suspected stolen goods were recovered and confiscated .
Suspects will appear in Marquad Magistrate court on Monday, 23 March 2020.
Read about more farm attacks here
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