Limpopo police are looking for armed robbers who hit two farms on the outskirts of Polokwane within two days.
Brig. Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo said an unknown number of robbers detained farm workers with firearms at about 10pm on Thursday and robbed them of money and cellphones.
The suspects opened a window in one of the workers’ rooms where two children, eight and 12 years old, respectively, lay sleeping, Both children were wounded.
“They then went to the main house where they also robbed the residents of money and cell phones,” he said.
“The suspects fled the scene. Police and emergency services were called and the two children were taken to a hospital. ”
The other day, a gang of robbers also robbed a 68-year-old woman in a small courtyard along the N1 at Kareebosch outside Polokwane in her home. Mojapelo said the group of robbers struck at about 10pm on Thursday.
“They threatened her with a knife and found her with cables.
“The suspects robbed the house and robbed the victim of a plasma television, gas bottle and stove. They then fled. “
Mojapelo said the victim unwound herself and told the community policing forum, which police called.
Maj. Jan Scheepers, acting police chief in Limpopo, instructed a team of police officers to assemble the suspects.
No one has been arrested in connection with the attacks.