Limpopo farmers locked in cold room overnight by attackers

2015-09-19 22:23

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Polokwane - A man was locked with the body of his wife in a cold storage room on a game farm in the Thabazimbi area after they had been robbed by two suspects.
Police discovered the injured man, his deceased wife and a friend of the couple on Saturday after they had been locked in the storage room by two suspects.

Police spokesperson Ronel Otto said 59-year-old Magrieta Petronella Res and her husband Bruno from Matlopi Farm were welcoming a woman friend on Friday when they were overpowered by two unknown suspects.

“According to preliminary information they demanded the safe keys before locking all three into a cold store room. In the process the deceased was shot in her upper body and her husband in the arm. The suspects fled the scene,” he said.

Otto added that the injured were only discovered on Saturday when more visitors “arrived for an appointment and heard their cries for help”.

The police forcefully opened the door to the room and found the three. The injured man was taken to a hospital at Thabazimbi for treatment. The visitor was not injured,” Otto said.

No arrests have been made.

Otto said police have not yet confirmed exactly what was taken during the incident.

“It is believed that firearms were taken from the safe. Trackers, K9 and forensic members are assisting with the investigation,” he added.

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