Jan 6 2011 crimes: Alkmaar Lowveld farms under attack
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News summary Jan 6 2011: Ross farm-family survives armed attack at Alkmaar Lowveld farm; 9 Alkmaar farms attacked in last two weeks of December; two Alberton cyclists killed by police van (also: many Afrikaners deliberately killed in traffic). Question: did murdered Roodepoort shopkeeper Antonio Rodrigues carry a gun or just his shopkeys when he was gunned down and killed by a large armed gang in Dec last year?
Nine farm-attacks last two weeks of 2011 targets Alkmaar, Lowveld families: Ross farm-family survive being attacked, tied up and robbed on Alkmaar, Lowveld farm by four armed black males: farmer Alan Ross was hit over the head:
Owners Diane and Alan Ross, daughter Done, son-in-law David Holmes and 2-month-old baby were attacked inside their homestead, Alkmaar, Montana Garden Pavilion, Lowveld
NELSPRUIT – 30 Dec 2011 Joe Dreyer of the Lowveld News has reported a farm-attack targetting the Ross family, owners of Montana Garden Pavillion on 29 December 2011 – and nine other farm attacks over the past two weeks. They looked R60,000 of jewellery, cellphones, other electronics. And two weeks earlier, Mrs Ross’ sister’s house also was robbed on the same property while she was asleep. A local security company spokesman was quoted as saying that ‘the Alkmaar area has become a hot spot with at least nine incidents of attacks on farms in the area reported during the past two weeks. At each incident we attended, the families were tied up and beaten, but luckily nobody was seriously wounded or killed.” According to Ms Diane Ross, the family, which included her husband Alan, daughter Done and her son-in-law David Holmes and the couple’s eight-week-old baby were having supper when four armed black males entered their home.“The men ordered us to lie down on the floor where they tied us up with ties from my husband’s cupboard. They told my daughter to sit in the corner of the lounge with her baby and turn her back to them while they ransacked the house,” said Ross.According to her the men then closed all the curtains and switched on the television so as to appear inconspicuous. “They then ordered Alan to the safe in the room where they hit him over the head with a revolver before emptying the contents of the safe into suitcases along with other things they took from the house.”Ross told Lowvelder that the men were in the house for approximately an hour before the barking dogs startled them and they fled in her Land Cruiser.“In the 40 years that we’ve been living here, this is the first incident we’ve experienced, although two weeks ago my sister’s house was robbed on the same property, while she was asleep,” added Ross. Local security company J&M’s Alkmaar operations manager Pieter Sevenster told the Lowvelder that the vehicle was found abandoned just outside the family’s property.”There was no sign of the suspects.”The Ross family reports that they are all in good health and would like to thank Bossie’s Justice, J&M Security and the police for their speedy response. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/lowveld/lowveld-news-crime?oid=4929019&sn=Detail&pid=490171&Ross-family-attacked-on-farm SAPS_Nelspruit_SouthAfrica_27_013-7591008
Alberton cyclists Henry Raats and Thereza Kruger killed in culpible-homicide accident by SAPS van, Kliprivier
Jan 2 2012 – Alberton cyclists Hendry Raats, 53, and Mrs Thereza Kruger, 48 were run down and killed on their tandem-bicycle by a police-van in broad daylight and in good weather-conditions on the R550 highway in Kliprivier between 9.30 and 10am near the Alewynspoort Road.
SAPS superintendent Eddie Bennett, said the accident ‘is being investigated and a case of culpible homicide is being investigated’. Mr Raats was a manager at the fuel-from-coal installation Sasol, and Mrs Kruger was an accountant. Both came from Alberton.
MP Marti Wenger (DA), a former ‘Midvaal’ region mayor, drove past the accident scene just before 10am and called the emergency services. “The police vehicle was in a ditch and the police officers who had been inside, were standing around in the road,’ said Wenger. Kruger leaves her husband and three children behind: Lou-Mari , 28, Roelf, 25, and Johan, 17. Mr Raats leaves two adult sons, Ernest and Jacques, noted the Alberton Record Alberton Police: Phone: SouthAfrica_27_011-8616800
Antonio Rodrigues, owner of Pizza Perfect, shot dead in horrific gunfight with large armed gang, Strubens Valley, Honeydew, 9 Dec 2011: cops claimed Rodrigues was armed: bystander writes that he was ‘carrying his shop keys’… http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/roodepoort-northside/roodepoort-northside-news-crime?oid=4909105&sn=Detail&pid=4730262&Pizza-Perfect-owner-killed
firstname.lastname@example.org reports: Well-known businessman and resident, Antonio Rodrigues, was murdered during a large black-male gang’s attacks against four local businesses at 8.30pm. Four shops were targetted by the same armed gang: starting with the Fish and Chips shop, then moving to a Chinese takeaway etc… said Honeydew SAPS wo Karen Jacobs. Kitchen staff rushed out to fetch help from Mr Rodrigues who ran from his nearby shop, a local onlooker said in a reader’s comment on the newspaper-website that Mr Rodrigues was only carrying his shopkeys. However the cops – who did not witness the event – had told the newspaper that he ran from his shop with a handgun. Two of the armed black male gang-members fired three shots at Mr Rodrigues, killing him, said police. Four gang-members then jumped into a 1ton Nissan bakkie, but struggled to control it and ran into a pole on Hendrik Potgieter Road. One other gunman fled on foot and was apprehended. SAPS_Honeydew_SouthAfrica_27_(0)_11-8018400
Murder-suicide at Roodepoort shopping mall: picture of the victims: