Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Two held after farm attack

September 05 2006 at 02:13PM

Two suspects were arrested after they were injured in a shootout with police following a farm attack at Lephalale north of Modimolle, said Limpopo police on Tuesday.

Captain Gabashane Moseki said five armed men attacked a farmer and his wife on Monday.

The attackers tied them up then took "almost every electric appliance in their house", said Moseki.

The gang also took two revolvers, cash and cellphones from the family's safe and groceries and alcohol from the shop and bottle store at the farm.

They fled in the family's car.

Moseki said local farmers helped track two suspects to near Alma, on the way to Modimolle.

"During the arrest the suspects started shooting at the police and the police returned fire and injured both suspects in the stomach and chest. They were both admitted to a nearby hospital," said Moseki.

She said the two men were in a stable condition and no police were injured.

Police have not linked the pair to any other incidents.

Anyone with information on the pair can call Captain Renier Schutte on 082 565 9051. - Sapa


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