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Manhunt underway after armed robbery at Kirkwood farm

Aug 20, 2018
Manhunt underway after armed robbery at Kirkwood farm

A team of detectives are currently following up on all possible leads following a house robbery on a farm about 10km outside Kirkwood, at about 20:15, on Friday night.

"It is alleged that the complainant (40) arrived home at about 20:00 and soon afterwards two unknown males entered the premises, both armed with a 9mm [pristol] pretending to look for alcohol.

"A third suspect, also armed, joined the two and threatened the complainant and his female friend," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"The suspects demanded cash and assaulted both victims by hitting them over their heads with the firearms.

"The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money, cellphones and fled on foot from the scene."

Both victims received medical treatment after the SAPS were notified.

"We are investigating a case of house robbery. No arrests were made as yet and anyone, who might be able to assist with any information, may contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Wouter Verwey on 0848462273," said Capt Swart.

"Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime.  Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211. Callers can remain anonymous."