Manhunt for two suspects
The South African Police Service in Patensie have launched a manhunt for two suspects who allegedly attacked a couple (both in their fifties) on their farm in Patensie, last night, 12 February 2019 at about 22:00.
According to police information, as the couple arrived home with their vehicle they were overpowered by two unknown males. The suspects were armed with a knife and a panga. They threatened the couple and demanded cash. A scuffle ensued between the 58-year-old man and one of the suspects, in which the 58-year-old man was struck over the head with the panga. The other suspect then allegedly stabbed the 58-year-old man in his hand and in his back.
The suspects forced their way inside the house and took two cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects fled the scene on foot soon afterwards.
The 58-year-old man was taken to a local doctor for medical treatment.
Police in Patensie are investigating a case of house robbery. Anyone who might be able to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects are requested to contact Detective Warrant Officer Johannes Noeth, 0825514749, SAPS Patensie Detectives on 0422838419 or Crime Stop 08600 10111. Media enquiries: Captain Gerda Swart 0823017948.