The police have activated their 72-hour activation plan following a robbery on a farm in Alicedale last night Wednesday 14 April shortly after 7pm.
South African Police Service spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said the farm’s owners, a couple, in their late 40s, were having supper with an American tourist when five men entered their home.
The men tied up the husband’s hands with a dog leash and took the woman to open the safe, Govender said.
They took two shotguns, one x 9mm pistol, one x. 38 revolver as well as approximately a thousand US dollars in cash, in 1, 10, 20 and 100-dollar denominations. They also took her jewellery – mainly tanzanite and diamonds – and one Apple cellphone.
The American guest (37) managed to run away. He was later located unharmed at a neighbouring game reserve. The victims were unharmed.
The suspects fled on foot.
The South African Police Service is making an appeal for anyone who may be able to assist to contact their local station, SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10 111 or MySAPS App which can be downloaded on any smartphone.
“All shared information will be treated with strictest confidence,” Govender said.