The robbery‚ at the weekend‚ follows the murder of two farmers in the past two weeks in the mountain hamlet.
Berg Protection Services spokesman Brett Deavin said that a couple had returned home on Friday night after dinner when they were accosted by a gang of men.
“Five men had been waiting for them when they got home to their farm which is near the Drakensburg Gardens Hotel. As they got out of the car they surrounded them and frog-marched them inside the house‚” he said.
“They were smart‚ they stayed at the house for nearly three hours‚ getting the couple to unlock their phones and computers so that they could disable any form of tracking apps. They also managed to disable the vehicle tracker in the couple’s car‚” he added.
“The couple were bound and then locked in a walk-in safe. They spent the whole night in there before they managed to free themselves and remove a panel from the door and get out. It was quite an ordeal.”