Police have launched a manhunt for three suspects wanted in connection with house robbery allegedly after stealing 12 hunting rifles, two hand guns and ammunition at a farm house in Villa Nora outside Lephalale.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident happened between Sunday and early hours of Monday morning.
“It is believed the three suspects gained entry into the house through the window. They then went to the safe and stole firearms and bullets,” said Mojapelo.
Mojapelo said the owner of the farm, also a lodge, was allegedly not at his/her property during the incident.
“Other possible charges will also be opened against the owner for allegedly keeping firearms in contravention of the Firearms Control Act.
Firearm owners are reminded to, at all times, comply with the provisions governing the safe keeping of firearms,” said Mojapelo.
He added that police can’t afford a situation where firearms end up in the hands of criminals due to none compliance by legal gun owners.
Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects is requested to contact the nearest police or call the Crime Stop number 086001011.
Police investigations are continuing.