‘Job seekers’ tie up man (72) for R8

2009-03-16 00:00

ROBBERS tied up a 72-year-old farmer with an electrical cable before robbing him of his wallet and electronic appliances in Balgowan on Sunday.

James Mounter was robbed by two men at his Oakley farm home in the Balgowan area.

A total of R8 in cash, a hi-fi receiver, a Pioneer DVD player, a satellite decoder and a Nokia 5140 cellphone were taken from Mounter’s house on Sunday.

One of the robbers first pretended to be a job seeker, but Mounter told him he had no work for him. According to police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan, the man returned later accompanied by another man.

“One of them produced a knife and ordered Mounter back into his house. They ordered him to hand over his cash, to which he complied, and handed over his wallet.”

The robbers then made Mounter sit on a chair in his study and tied him with an electrical cable and telephone cords.

They searched the house and took away some appliances. Mounter managed to free himself and went to a neighbouring farm where he called the police.

Police urge anyone with information to contact Detective Inspector Graeme Baillie at 033 266 6713 or 082 459 3059 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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