Sunday, 28 June 2009

Elderly couple attacked on diary farm

June 23 2009 at 07:09PM

An elderly couple were attacked and robbed at their daughter's dairy farm in Chissismeer on Tuesday, Mpumalanga police said.

Captain Leonard Hlathi said three men entered the farm belonging to Tracy Pemberton, 41, at 9:30am.

"The suspects accosted her father, Donald Gubb, 65, while he was outside and forced him inside the house.

"They tied him up before doing the same to his 65-year-old wife, Yvonne, their daughter, and their employee, Samuel Lukhele, 57."

He said the men demanded money from the victims.

"When they were told that there was no money, they stabbed Mr Gubb in the head, took a piece of metal and hit him on the head, and then stabbed him in the chest. They also hit Mrs Gubb with a piece of metal on the head."

The men then took three cellphones belonging to the victims and a R50 note before fleeing the scene.

The couple were taken to the hospital and were in a stable condition.

Police were investigating, Hlathi said. - Sapa


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