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Farm attack suspect arrested

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The other five suspects are still on the run and members of the public are urged to contact the police should they have information regarding their whereabouts.

Picture: Danie van der Lith

ONE OF the six suspects who allegedly attacked a 60-year-old farmer in Niekerkshoop was arrested by the police yesterday.

The six armed suspects allegedly accosted the farmer at his house and tied him up, before burning him with a clothes iron. The six then fled in the victim’s Toyota single-cab bakkie which was recovered about 15 kilometres outside Griquatown towards Groblershoop.

The arrested suspect is expected to appear in court today.

The other five suspects are still on the run and members of the public are urged to contact the police should they have information regarding their whereabouts.

“Members of the public are urged to urgently contact the police with information about the whereabouts of the five robbers who are still on the run. The Station Commander of Niekerkshoop, Captain Paul Goliath, can be contacted at 082 448 6910 or the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Godffrey Kubashe, at 082 448 6572 or alternatively at 053 354 0730/1 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information received will be treated with confidence,” said the police in a statement.