Farm attack, man robbed by 5 attackers, Paarl farm watch arrests 1, Tulbagh

South African Police Service

Farm attack, man robbed by 5 attackers, Paarl farm watch arrests 1, Tulbagh
Farm attack, man robbed by 5 attackers, Paarl farm watch arrests 1, Tulbagh

After a spate of house robberies in the Winelands and surrounding rural areas, members of Paarl SAPS Crime Prevention Unit and the Agter Paarl Farm Watch arrested a suspect that could possibly be linked to house robberies in the rural area. The suspect was arrested in possession of stolen items linked to a house robbery on a farm in the Tulbagh area on the night of 17 June 2021.

The Paarl SAPS and Agter Farm Watch members held a vehicle checkpoint (VCP) on the R45 road when they pulled over a silver Chevrolet with five males in the vehicle.

On requesting the driver to open the vehicles boot the four male passengers jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene.

The vehicle was subsequently searched and balaclavas, gloves and a baby browning firearm with magazine and four rounds were found in the vehicle amongst numerous electronic items.

It was discovered that the electronic items found in the vehicle belonged to a farm owner in the Tulbagh area that was robbed earlier in the evening by five unknown males.

The items were positively identified by the owner and the driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old from, Kuilsrivier was subsequently arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm, ammunition, stolen property and house breaking implements.

Investigation into the arrest of the other suspects is continuing.

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