84 YEAR OLD WOMAN TORTURED WITH BLOWTORCH DURING FARM ATTACK

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Gauteng police on Thursday morning, 4 November 2021, attended a farm attack complaint about eight unknown males who gained entry at a plot in Leeufontein, Bronkhorstspruit and woke the victim up with a torch light in her eyes.

The 84-year-old woman was dragged and her hands and feet burnt with the blow torch, she was left in a locked bathroom.

The suspects ransacked the house looking for valuables.

Her employee was also tied up at the back of the house and the suspects drove away with the victim’s Ford ranger bakkie, household possessions and cash.

The victim was taken to hospital for medical assistance.

The intelligence team, Bronkhorstspruit Detective, K9 and Tshwane District Trio task team went out to trace the suspects, and on the same day at around 09:35 managed to arrest three suspects, two males and a female.

During the arrest the suspected stolen properties were recovered in Rethabiseng Ext 5, Bronkhorstspruit.

A Ford Ranger bakkie was recovered in Ekangala policing precincts abandoned.

The police have appealed to anyone who has information of the other suspects to please contact Crime Stop on 0860010111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence.

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