Mpumalanga couple tied up, robbed on farm

2017-12-04 13:35


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Nelspruit – Police have launched a manhunt for two suspects who attacked and robbed a couple at a farm in White River, north of Nelspruit, in Mpumalanga.

The two suspects allegedly robbed the couple of their vehicle, firearms, ammunition and a telescope on Saturday, said Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe on Monday.

The attack took place at around 11:00 when the husband and the wife were returning from town, said Bhembe.

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"According to information at police disposal, the suspects appeared from nowhere and held them up at gunpoint, before tying them up. The duo then reportedly took the wife into the house, leaving the husband outside," he said.

Bhembe said the suspects reportedly broke open the safe door inside the house.

He said they took four .38 Special revolvers with 25 rounds, a .303 hunting rifle with 40 rounds, two shotguns, a .22 rifle, and a telescope.

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"In the meantime, the husband managed to untie himself and ran to the tar road for assistance, where he then called a security company. The suspects are reported to have tried stealing a Nissan bakkie but failed, however they managed to steal the couple's silver Mercedes-Benz, with the registration number FNG 547 MP," he said.

Police appealed to anyone who may assist in the investigation to contact Warrant Officer Joubs Joubert at 082 7144 983.

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