Farm attack, elderly couple assaulted, tied up, Delportshoop

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Farm attack, elderly couple assaulted, tied up, Delportshoop
Farm attack, elderly couple assaulted, tied up, Delportshoop

The Police are investigating a farm attack that took place after three unknown men forced themselves into a farmhouse on 14 February 2020 at about 19:30, at the farm ‘Eureka’ situated about 25 km outside Delportshoop. An elderly couple. Chris Hatting (79) and his wife Tolla (77) were overpowered and assaulted.

The three attackers were wearing balaclavas and threatened the victims with knives before tying them with electric cords. The couple were treated for their injuries by ambulance staff that arrived on the scene and have been extremely traumatised.

The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, cellphones and a Ford Ranger Bakkie. Police found the bakkie abandoned on the morning of 15 February 2020, at about 08:30 in the Lusaka area in Delportshoop.

The victims are aged 78(male) and 76(female) and did not suffer any serious injuries during the robbery.

Anyone with information can call Detective Constable Bernard Sebegilwe of the SAPS Provincial Detectives Organised Crime unit on 060 864 6128.

Every information will be treated with the strictest confidence. Police investigation continues. There is no other information available at this stage.

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