Farm attack in Cradle of Humankind area – five suspects arrested

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Farm murders are crimes of passion according to SANCO

A farm attack occurred in the Cradle of Humankind area, Gauteng on Saturday, August 27, 2016. An alarm was raised by panic signal and radio (both lifesavers) three victims a husband, wife and son were assaulted, gun whipped and verbally abused. All were traumatized but fortunately minor injuries.

Five black male attackers two armed with hand guns entered the victim’s property under the electric fence, scaled a high wall entered their home and tied them up. They stole electronic goods, two laptops, jewellery, three weapons, and cellphones. They fled on foot.

Quick reaction from Conserv Security and Conserv Community SSG saw a well-oiled machine at work. The scene was quickly secured and protected. Battle Signs were evident. A local Medic attended to the victims. The attackers made some very serious threats and advances, but the most worrying question asked by one of the attackers was “who did you vote for DA or ANC?” which gives this incident a political undertone.

SAPS arrived and Oostermoed Security was contacted to track with their dog. Oostermoed’ s Doepies, dog, staff and Conserv ran with the trail which led us to an outbuilding in the nearby vicinity. Later together with SAPS and Conserv members, two suspects were arrested in possession of stolen solar panels, not stolen from the victims, but the owner of the panels was sought who verified that the panels were stolen from him some months ago. SAPS forensics did a thorough on site investigation.

Follow up is presently in progress. Between all the action, suspect people and vehicles were identified and interviewed, a Motor Vehicle Accident was attended to, between normal business – what a night. It is congratulations to all, Our very special Conserv Community Members, SAPS Rural Safety, Investigating officers and forensics. To Oostermoed, staff and their star K9 Liefie, and my own staff – simply well done.

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