Machete-wielding assailants sought: R2,000 reward offered

Report by: Yolandé Stander

A reward is being offered for any information that could lead to the arrest of two suspects who viciously attacked a farmer on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Operations head of the Plettenberg Bay Crime Prevention Association (PBCPA) Otto Olivier said they received a distress call at about 3am on Sunday from a farmer on Avontuur Road.
According to Olivier, the man reported that he had been attacked by two machete-wielding men after they broke into his home.
“He sustained several wounds in his attempt to defend himself and his property,” Olivier said.
He added that, following the attack, the suspects fled the scene with various stolen goods.
Olivier said various PBCPA members responded and conducted a thorough search of the area.
“During the search it was found that the suspects also broke into the neighbouring farm where various tools were stolen. During the search for the suspects some of the stolen goods were recovered.”
Olivier said with the assistance of police dog unit officer Waldo Gerber and his dog, the suspects’ trail was tracked through the bushes and over the N2 to KwaNokuthula.
Following the attack, a R2,000 reward was being offered to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.
Should anyone have information which could assist police in their investigation, Plett police can be contacted on 044 501 1900.
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