Afrikaans musician robbed at gunpoint

Published Jan 25, 2007


Popular Afrikaans musician Anton Goosen was robbed of R584 000 worth of personal belongings by four armed men at his house in Hennops River Valley near Hartebeespoort dam, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

The men took Goosen's pistol, a DVD player, a TV set, a laptop computer, CDs and an undisclosed amount of money, spokesperson Captain Julia Klaasen said.

"They surprised him while he was sleeping in his farmhouse at 11pm on Wednesday and hit him on the head with a gun," she said.

"The men demanded money and dragged him downstairs where they forced him to open his safe."

After taking Goosen's pistol and money from the safe, the men loaded other valuables on his Opel bakkie and forced him to drive to the main road.

Goosen was then left tied up at the roadside while the men drove away with his valuables, Klaasen said.

He managed to free himself and walked to a nearby house for help.

"The experience left him very traumatised."

No shots were fired during the robbery but Goosen sustained two cuts to his head.

Klaasen could not confirm whether Goosen had been alone in the house during the robbery.

Police were searching for the four armed robbers. - Sapa

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