Armed robbers raid house on farm near Paarl

04 June 2019 - 09:22 By Dan Meyer
A woman was slightly injured and two children unharmed during a robbery on a farm in Klapmuts near Paarl on Tuesday.
A woman was slightly injured and two children unharmed during a robbery on a farm in Klapmuts near Paarl on Tuesday.
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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."

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. 


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