Armed robbers raid house on farm near Paarl
Four armed robbers broke into a house on a farm near Paarl early on Tuesday, threatened the occupants and stole a firearm.
"The circumstances surrounding a house robbery which was perpetrated this morning at around 6.30 on a farm in Klapmuts are under police investigation," said police spokesperson Lt-Col Andrè Traut.
"Four armed suspects gained access to the house, threatened the occupants and fled with a licensed firearm. They are yet to be arrested."
#FarmAttack 4/6/2019: Klapmuts, Western Cape. Whilst husband went out to local shop, 4-5 attackers smashed a window, entered the farmhouse and assaulted the wife with a blunt object. Children were unharmed. Emergency services on scene. SAPS operation ongoing. pic.twitter.com/WsRXLIsb8O— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) June 4, 2019
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said a woman and two children were found in the house after the incident.
"Paramedics found that the two children had escaped injury while the woman had a moderate head wound," he said.
"The woman was treated for her injuries and thereafter transported to a nearby private hospital."
Tuesday's incident at Glen Gaul Farm follows another armed robbery on a farm in the Boland area. Stellenbosch wine farmer Stefan Smit was shot dead by masked intruders at Louisenhof Wine Farm on Sunday evening.
This is a developing story.