Anton Goosen robbed

25/01/2007 19:12 - (SA)
Johannesburg - Popular Afrikaans musician Anton Goosen was robbed of R584 000 worth of personal belongings by four armed men at his house in Hennopsrivier Valley near Hartebeespoort dam, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

The men made off with Goosen's pistol, a DVD player, a TV set, a laptop computer, CDs and an undisclosed amount of money, spokesperson Julia Klaasen said. "They surprised him while he was sleeping in his farm house at 23:00 on Wednesday, and hit him on the head with a gun," she said.

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

Forced to drive to main road After taking Goosen's pistol and money from the safe, the men loaded other valuables into his 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. Klaasen could not confirm whether Goosen had been alone in the house during the robbery.

Patrick Goosen

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