Another breakthrough in Himeville farm attack

Himeville police made another breakthrough when they arrested two suspects who were linked to a house robbery in the Himeville area. The suspects aged 25 and 30 are due to appear today in the Himeville Magistrates Court. On Thursday, 16 February 2017, Himeville police conducted an intelligence driven operation in their area after receiving information about wanted suspects. They followed up on the information and arrested two suspects who were found in possession of property suspected to have been taken during a house robbery. Both suspects were arrested and charged with robbery.

On 10 February 2017 at 21:30, the victim was at Woodhaven Farm with his wife when they were attacked by at least five suspects. They were allegedly pointed with firearms, tied up and locked inside the walk-in safe. The suspects took clothing, jewellery and fled the scene in their vehicle. A case of robbery and theft of motor vehicle was opened at the Himeville police station. The stolen vehicle was found abandoned in the area.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa commended the work done by Himeville police in arresting the suspects who terrorised the farmers in the area. "We are concerned with the farm attacks in that area and are appealing to the community to work together with local police in identifying those behind these attack," he said.

Source: South African Police Service