Niekerkshoop farm attack and torture, 1 of 6 suspects arrested

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Niekerkshoop farm attack and torture, 1 of 6 suspects arrested
Niekerkshoop farm attack and torture, 1 of 6 suspects arrested

Police in Niekerkshoop have arrested one of six armed suspects who attacked, assaulted and burnt a 60-year-old farmer in Niekerkshoop with an iron whilst having him tied up on the morning of 18 March 2020. During the attack some of the farm workers were also seriously assaulted.

The six armed suspects accosted a farmer at his farm house and then fled with his single cab Toyota bakkie which was recovered by the police about 15 kilometers outside Griekwastad towards Groblershoop. The victim was hospitalized.

A suspect was arrested on 24 March 2020 and is expected to appear before the Niekerkshoop court on 26 March 2020.

Members of the public are urged to urgently contact the police with information about the whereabouts of the five robbers who are still on the run.

The Station Commander of Niekerkshoop, Captain Paul Goliath can be contacted at 082 448 6910 or the Investigating Officer, Detective Warrant Officer Godffrey Kubashe at 082 448 6572 or alternatively at 053 354 0730/1 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

All information received will be treated with confidence.

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Farm attack, farmer (60) assaulted, tortured with iron, Niekerkshoop

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