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Appeal for leads after robbery at a farm outside Makhanda

Oct 10, 2019
Appeal for leads after robbery at a farm outside Makhanda

Makhanda - A case of armed robbery is under investigation following an incident on a farm outside Makhanda - formerly Grahamstown, on Thursday morning.

"The incident is estimated to have taken place between 11:00 and 11:30," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"It is alleged that five suspected entered the farm and tied up staff and took various belongings including two firearms, a rifle and a pistol, and fled.

"No one was injured."

Capt Govender said that the vehicle that they were travelling in - a Nissan LDV, was later recovered in Alexandria.

"The suspect are still at large. We are searching for 5 Males who are on foot, wearing dark clothes and one has dark brown cap and they are carrying property in bags," she added.

"SAPS experts are on the scenes currently and patrols are being conducted in the area. Any person who may have information on the suspects are urged not to approach them, instead contact the crime stop number on 0860010111."

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