IN LINE with the SAPS’s back-to-basics policing approach, detectives have a mandate to thoroughly and responsively investigate every crime and to ensure that perpetrators are arrested and brought to book.
“However, with certain cases, detectives follow up all leads and still cannot link any suspects to the crime. It is at this stage that we appeal for community assistance with information that can aid the police investigation,” police spokesman Captain Khaya Tonjeni said.
A reward of up to R50000 is offered to anyone who can share information that can lead to the arrest, successful prosecution and conviction and sentencing of suspect/s who committed or were involved in the commission of murder and armed robbery at a Bluewater farm in East London.
It is alleged that on July 28 at about 7.30pm, Jason Winrow from Donga Creak arrived at the gate of his farm and as he alighted from the vehicle to open the gate, he was accosted by unknown suspects who shot and stabbed him.
The suspects fled with his vehicle, a Toyota Hilux (HPT 842 EC). Winrow was found early on the morning of July 29 by one of his foreman who reported the matter to the police.
The deceased’s vehicle has since not been recovered. The vehicle has a black snorkel on the right front side and a galvanised cattle rail on the load body.
Murder and armed robbery cases were opened and are under investigation. However, all leads followed did not yield any positive results.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Middleton on 082-779-7150 or the SAPS Crime Stop 08600-10111 or Crime Line 32211.
All the information will be treated with the highest confidentiality.