Virginia Keppler
1 minute read
8 Nov 2016
1:50 pm

Four armed men rob family on their Vlakplaas plot

Virginia Keppler

The men held the family at gunpoint and robbed them of a firearm.

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Four armed robbers have ambushed a family, held them at gunpoint and robbed them in their home on a plot in VlakPlaas, near Erasmia.

Erasmia Police spokesperson Constable Tumisang Moloto said the incident happened on Monday night at about 10pm.

“The four armed suspects entered the house and found a 52-year-old man with other family members. They held them at gunpoint and robbed them of a firearm belonging to the man, jewellery and an undisclosed amount of cash, and they fled in the owners white VW Polo.

“The vehicle was later discovered by the police along the M26 road near Erasmia,” Moloto said.

She said the suspects were still at large and appealed to the community to come forward if they had any information.