Robbers on the run after attacking elderly couple in Villiersdorp

An 80-year-old man and his wife were ambushed by a group of armed men on their farm this morning.

FILE: Police are hunting for suspects involved in an armed robbery on Villiersdorp farm this morning. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are searching for a group of men who robbed and attacked an elderly couple on a farm near Villiersdorp in the Western Cape.

An 80-year-old man is recovering in hospital following the incident, which happened during the early hours of this morning.

The police's, Frederick van Wyk, says the suspects are still on the run.

"The suspects took five firearms, wine, one television and jewellery. The complainant was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. A case of house robbery is being investigated and no arrests have yet been made."