A couple were left traumatised and an American tourist managed to escape after five men robbed a farm in Alicedale last night Wednesday 14 April shortly after 7pm. South African Police Service spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said the couple, in their late 40s, were having supper with the US visitor when the men entered their home.
They 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 appeals for anyone who may be able to assist to contact their local station, SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10 111 or MySAPS App.