Brothers held at gunpoint as robbers ransack home

The suspects are unknown to the victims and are on the run. File photo.

Two brothers were held up in Bekkersdal while three armed men ransacked their house during the afternoon of Thursday, 7 June.

The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspects.

Sergeant Linkie Lefakane, Bekkersdal Police spokesperson, confirmed that the incident took place at about noon, in the Holomisa Informal Settlement.

It is alleged that the victim, aged 25, was at home with his brother when they were surprised by three men, two armed with firearms.

“The suspects pointed the firearms at them and instructed them to lie down and not look at them. They ransacked the house and discovered money that the victim had received for his stock earlier. They then took the money and made their getaway in a grey Toyota sedan.

“The suspects are unknown to the victims and are on the run. We are making an appeal to anyone who can assist with information that could lead to their arrest to please come forward.”

Contact the Bekkersdal Police on 011 755 0000 or Crime Stop on 086 001 0111 with any information you might have.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at [email protected]  (please remember to include your contact details in the email) or phone us on 011 693 3671.

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