One dead, one arrested following foiled farm house robbery

The police have reported {that a} suspect has been killed whereas one other was arrested in a failed theft at a farm in Sundra, Mpumalanga.

In response to provincial police spokesperson, Brig Leonard Hlathi mentioned the robbers failed in robbing the house of the 66-year-old farmer and his spouse, 64.

The husband was away whereas the spouse was at dwelling when the robbers invaded on Wednesday.

“He went to the principle gate on the street whereas his spouse stayed inside the home.”

“Three suspects approached the home and requested the sufferer [wife of the farm owner] to open the safety gate.”

“One suspect tried to open the gate producing a firearm. The sufferer ran to the room and fetched the .38 particular revolver from the protected.”

“Because the sufferer returned, the suspects have been nonetheless there attempting to open the gate. At that stage she opened hearth.”

“The suspects then ran away. One managed to evade seize,” Hlathi mentioned.

A police captain who was on his solution to work heard the gunshots.

“Capt Fouche from Springs detectives, who resides reverse the farmholding in Sundra, was on his solution to work when he heard gunshots. ”

“He instantly responded and requested backup from Sundra SAPS and the neighbourhood watches,” Hlathi added.

There was a chase that later led to an trade of gunfire.

A suspect was killed in the course of the shoot-out whereas the police was in a position to apprehend the second arrested.

Nevertheless, the third escaped.

Two firearms have been seized on the scene.

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