4 held after attempted farm attack

2015-01-18 12:08

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Johannesburg - Four people were arrested on Sunday morning following an attempted farm attack in De Tweedespruit, Cullinan, Gauteng police said.

A farm worker who went to feed the poultry on the farm around 07:00 was held at gunpoint and taken to the farm house, spokesperson Johannes Jafta said.

"The owner of the farm looked through the window and was suspicious.

"He immediately called the other farmers on the radio."

The gunmen ran away and hid in the bushes.

Police were called and during their search one of the men fired a shot, but no one was injured.

The four were arrested and two firearms were recovered. They would appear in court soon.

"They will be charged with armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of illegal firearms and ammunition."

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