Police gun found in farm attacker’s possession

A robber whom was shot earlier in the North West in a farm attack, had a stolen police firearm with him.

Lieutenant Colonel. Adele Myburgh, North West police spokesperson, confirmed this on Friday and said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the gun’s theft.

The gun was found at the robber who was involved in a farm near Lichtenburg on August 8 at about 20:30 with an unknown number of companions.

The owner of the farm in the Biesiesvlei area, Piet Venter, watched television in his bedroom when he heard someone break in. The next moment someone shot him in the room. The light was off and the shots missed him. He shot back and shot the robber.

Venter’s wife, Marieta, watched television in another room.

Although the couple was unharmed, both were severely traumatized, their lawyer, Ruan le Roux, said on Friday.