An elderly couple in Dewetsdorp, Free State were attacked on Monday. Three men pretending to be police officers gained entry at Christo Richter’s farm. The men pretended they were following up on a case of cattle theft.
The men were not wearing a uniform, however, the couple accepted them to be officers and offered them cold drinks.
Shortly thereafter the men pulled out firearms and threatened the couple. The men tied the couple with wire.
A security group stated that the attackers were wearing white gloves and took photos of the couple.
Police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele said a case of burglary is being investigated and no one has been arrested yet.
Anyone with information to assist the police in their investigation is asked to call the Dewetsdorp police station at 051 541 540.