Farmer overpowered by five suspects during attack – Louis Trichardt

Barend Pienaar

Another brutal farm attack on a couple near Letsitele

On February 8, in the early hours of the morning around 2H45, Mr. Barend Viljoen was attacked in his home situated on a farm in the Louis Trichardt area.

The five suspects gained access into the home, and one of the suspects wore a balaclava. There was the identification of some of the suspects being armed with guns. The suspects overpowered Viljoen beat him and tied him up. The suspects wanted to know where the safe was but then fled the scene with valuables in Mr. Viljoen’s vehicle.

Once the police and farming community were alerted a search for the vehicle and suspects began. The police successfully recovered the abandoned vehicle.

The police are continuing the search for the suspects.

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