Eastern Cape police search for 4 suspects after elderly couple robbed

The police in Addo and Uitenhage have launched a manhunt for four suspects after they robbed an elderly couple at a guest house in the area in the early hours of Monday morning.

Security officers responded to an alarm at the premises in Uitenhage at 00:40. 

"Upon arrival the security officials heard the sound of a car alarm and investigated. The security officials found a couple locked inside their cottage after it was allegedly burgled," Captain Gerda Swart said in a statement on Monday.

The four suspects were allegedly armed and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, cellphones and a camera.

"It is alleged that four armed suspects entered the cottage through an unlocked door. The suspects threatened the couple with firearms and demanded cash and cellphones," Swart explained.

The couple, both in their 80s, sustained injuries during the attack and had to receive medical attention.

Uitenhage cluster detectives are currently investigating a case of robbery. The police have urged business owners to be vigilant.

"Doors and windows must always be locked, especially during night time," Swart cautioned.

The police are also appealing to any member of the public with information regarding the robbery to please come forward.

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