Three armed robbers entered the farmhouse, threatened the farmer and his wife with a firearm and also assaulted the farmer with pangas.
THREE foreign nationals were arrested by members of the provincial SAPS Organised Crime unit on Monday in connection with a farm robbery in Campbell.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said that three men entered the farmhouse on July 7, at about 8pm, where they threatened the 36-year-old farmer and his 28-year-old wife with a firearm and also assaulted the farmer with pangas.
“The men took a substantial amount of cash, a .38 special revolver, a laptop and cellphones,” said Kock. “The suspects also loaded the victims into their silver Toyota Hilux bakkie in an attempt to have them draw more money from their bank accounts in Kimberley.
“The complainants’ bakkie apparently experienced a mechanical breakdown about 20 kilometres outside of Kimberley. The victims were tied down next to the road and the suspects fled the scene.”
Kock said that the farmer managed to free himself and reported the matter to the police. “The suspects were all arrested on August 2, at 11am, in Galeshewe. The police also retrieved the .38 special revolver and a 9mm toy pistol that were buried under a bedroom floor at a house in Galeshewe. The police also confiscated a cellphone and a laptop that are suspected to belong to the victims.”
Kock added that the suspects, aged 24, 25 and 27 years old, would appear in the Douglas Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
“Anyone with more information is requested to call Detective Constable Bernard Sebegilwe on 060 864 6128. The investigation continues,” Kock concluded.