Redcliffe farmhouse attacked by seven armed suspects

Reaction officers search the area, where the incident occurred.

Seven armed suspects targeted a farmhouse in Redcliffe, where they accosted and gagged a Mozambican national working on the property and then held the 65-year-old homeowner at gunpoint.

The incident occurred at about 10:43am. When Reaction Unit South Africa officers arrived at the scene, they found the 33-year-old employee gagged with tape and foil. He was found about 1km from the scene.

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Paramedics removed the tape and treated the man, who sobbed uncontrollably. He eventually informed the officers that he was help up by the armed suspects, who threatened to kill him.

His eyes and mouth were taped shut and he was dumped at the rear of the house. When the homeowner arrived at the premises while the crime was in progress, she was also held up and forced to have over her car keys.

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The suspects allegedly threatened to kill her as well. “Several valuables were stolen and the suspects fled the scene when they noticed that the male victim escaped to seek assistance,” stated a RUSA report.

The security company further claimed that the home had been previously targeted by suspects, who attempted to burn the residence while a woman was inside the premises.

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