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Five in custody for assaulting and robbing 80-year-old farmer

Jun 21, 2017
Five in custody for assaulting and robbing 80-year-old farmer

Five suspects are expected in court soon after they were arrested by Venterstad police for alleged house robbery.

"It is alleged that six suspects went to the house of the 80-year-old Mr Badenhorst on his farm," described police spokesperson, Captain Ursula Roelofse.

"They assaulted him, broke open the safe and took a firearm as well as ammunition and fled the scene in his Nissan bakkie."

Captain Roelofse said that on the same day, members of Crime Intelligence and Visible Policing followed up information at Takalane area in Venterstad.

"A suspect was arrested and the firearm recovered. On Tuesday, another breakthrough was made when four more suspects were arrested in the intelligence driven operation," she said.

"The last suspect will be arrested soon."

The Cluster Commander Brig Xakavu thanked the members that worked tirelessly to effect the arrests.