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27 November 2011 at 21:01 - Posted by Anonymous

Elderly couple attached in Vredendal


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An elderly couple was attacked on their farm by men armed with knives and screwdrivers in Vredendal early on Friday morning, Western Cape police said.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the man, 86, and his wife 84, were woken in their bedroom by the three men around 3am.

The men assaulted the man with a screwdriver and tied his wife's legs.

“They then ransacked the closet and took an amount of cash. Thereafter the suspects took a firearm out of a safe and fled the scene in an unknown direction.”

Filander said the men forced their way into the house through the back door.

The couple received medical attention on the scene. – Sapa

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