An armed robbery on a farm in Marble Hall, Limpopo resulted in goats and sheep valued at R320 000 stolen on Saturday. The farm attack took place at about 03:00 on Saturday morning, 19 August 2023. Police in Sekhukhune District have since launched an intensive manhunt.
According to the information received, the owner of the farm, aged 79, was asleep when a group of men called him outside on the pretence that they were chasing a thief who had apparently entered the farm.
When the elderly man opened, one of the suspects pointed at him with a rifle and they tied wires with him. Suddenly, another group arrived driving in about four bakkies and drove to the kraals where they loaded 68 goats and 40 sheep and fled the scene.
The victim was later rescued by some employees on the farm and police were called. The vehicle recognized is a white Ford Ranger. A case of house robbery was opened and the Provincial Stock Theft Unit was also activated.
LIVESTOCK STOLEN AT A FARM IN MARBLE HALL
The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has urged members to be relentless when pursuing the perpetrators.
“Community members must assist with information that can help in the apprehension of these criminals,” she said.
Anyone with information can contact the Acting Branch Commander Warrant Officer Samuel Mohlala at 0823189861. Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or also the nearest Police Station or use the MySAPS app.