Farmer attacked in White River in broad daylight


Tumelo Waga Dibakwane

Police in White River are looking for two suspects who attacked and robbed a couple of a vehicle, firearms, ammunition and a telescope on a farm in White River on Saturday morning around 11am when the couple returned home from town.

According to the police the suspects “appeared as if from nowhere” and held them up at gunpoint, before tying them up. The duo then reportedly took the wife into the house leaving the husband outside. Inside the house they broke open the safe door and took the following firearms: 4 x .38 special revolvers with 25 rounds, a 303 hunting rifle, 40 rounds, 410 shotguns, 12-guage shot gun, a .22 rifle and telescope.

The farmer managed to untie himself and ran to the tar road for assistance and called a security company. The suspects have tried stealing a Nissan but failed and instead took the couple’s silver Mercedes-Benz, with registration number FNG 547 MP and fled the scene. The .38 revolvers were later found at the gate.

The police are appealing to anyone who may assist in the investigation to contact Warrant Officer Joubs Joubert at 082 7144 983 or call the SAPS Crime stop Number 08600 10111.