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|Onderwerp: Family robbed on farm Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:56 pm|| |
A FAMILY living on a farm outside Stellenbosch was robbed of firearms and personal effects to the va?lue of R850 000 by knife-wielding robbers last week.
According to Capt. René Matthee of the Stellenbosch SAPS, the robbery occurred on Thursday, 24 June at about 21:15 on farm in the Devonvale area.
'The complainant, his wife and their two sons were watching television, and took their puppy outside. He came back, closing the sliding door without locking it.'
The man went for a shower, but shortly after getting dressed, one of his sons entered, accompanied by two masked men wielding knives. 'They demanded the safe's keys and money. Two more men entered, also armed. They took him and his son to the lounge, where two other men held his wife and other son. They tied the family's hands with belts and ropes and locked them in the bathroom.'
The men, who spoke English with a foreign accent, found the safe key and stole five firearms and jewellery. They also took a blackberry, two cellphones, two laptops and a camera with six lenses.
Anyone with information may contact Insp. Ncedo Gwama on 083 402 8415 or 021 809 9140.