Curry’s Post couple tied up, assaulted and robbed

2012-09-07 00:00

A FARMER and his wife were robbed in Curry’s Post and had their bakkie stolen by six armed men yesterday evening.

A case of armed robbery and motor vehicle theft are being investigated by the Howick police, said spokesperson Captain Lolly Moodley.

“At [about] 6.40 pm, Robert le Voy and his wife Debra arrived at their farm in Curry’s Post, Howick, to find six armed men,” said Moodley.

“They were assaulted with crowbars and tied up.

“[The robbers] took R50 000 worth of appliances and fled the scene with the complainant’s motor vehicle.”

Moodley said the bakkie was later recovered abandoned about five kilometres from the farm.

“They didn’t have balaclavas on, but he couldn’t recognise them,” said Moodley.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said no arrests had yet been made and police were investigating.

Koos Marais of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) told The Witness they were concerned about another attack on a “vulnerable food producer” in the Midlands.

“The cost of attacks on a food producer cannot be afforded when food prices are already escalating,” he said.

“We call on the police to do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators in this well-planned attack to book and to step up patrols in the rural areas,” he said.

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