Home invasion: Ex SAPS member Jack de Vries (65) murdered, Cullinan

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Home invasion: Ex SAPS member Jack de Vries (65) murdered, Cullinan
Home invasion: Ex SAPS member Jack de Vries (65) murdered, Cullinan

Three attackers savagely beat Jack de Vries (65) with a pick axe handle, causing his bones to break. They then shot him in the neck. This brutal home invasion took place at 03:00 on the morning of 21 April 2020, at the Magaliesoord treatment center for drug and alcohol addicted people, on the Zonderwater prison grounds where Jack’s wife, Desiree (57), is the deputy director of the center and Jack served as the ” house father” of the center.

The attackers broke the fence and then broke a window to gain access to the house.

When Jack and Desiree woke up, the 3 attackers were on top of them. Jack tried to fight back whilst Desiree ran down the passage. One attacker chased her and bound her hands and feet.                            

The attackers also opened the safe, took firearms, 2 TV’s and some other valuable items and fled.               

Desiree managed to untie herself and called for help.                 

Jack was a detective in the Police’s stock theft unit. 

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