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Jeffreys Bay police appeal for leads after elderly couple robbed at their farm

Oct 17, 2019
Jeffreys Bay police appeal for leads after elderly couple robbed at their farm

Jeffreys Bay - Police in Jeffreys Bay are investigating a case of house robbery after five armed men stormed into a farm house and attacked an elderly couple in the Smithtown area, outside Jeffreys Bay, on Wednesday night.

"On Wednesday, at around 9pm, it is alleged that five men, at least one of them armed with a firearm and others with unknown weapons entered a farm house through a sliding door in Smithtown area outside Jeffreys Bay," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"A suspect with a firearm held an eldery couple at gunpoint and the victims were also tied with cables.

"It is said that the suspects opened a safe, where they stole an Astra 38 special revolver with 80 live rounds of ammunition, a 9mm Star pistol, 30 live rounds of ammunition for a shotgun and 15 live rounds of ammunition for a 303 rifle."

Sgt Nkohli said that it is alleged that the suspects also made off with three television sets and four cellphones.

"More than an hour later, the vicrims, aged 71 and 66 years, managed to free themselves and summoned neighbours for assistance," he said.

"Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Monwabisi Peter at 042 200 6626.

"The information may also be shared anonymously via Crime Stop 08600 10111."

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