Friday, January 18, 2008

Two die in separate shooting incidents

By Chanel September
18 January 2008

A 56-year-old businessman has died after a robbery occurred on Thursday, at a wood supply company in Fitzmaures Street, Epping.

Phil Warwood was returning from a nearby bank when a vehicle with three occupants pulled up.

According to officials two of the three occupants then approached owner (Warwood) and allegedly assaulted him. The suspects robbed Warwood of an undisclosed amount of money.

“The victim followed the suspects back to the vehicle and tried to open one of its doors. One of the suspects allegedly fired one shot fatally wounding the Warwood in the head,” says police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn.

“The suspects are still at large and the investigation continues. Police are investigating a case of murder and armed robbery,” says Steyn.

Meanwhile in a separate incident

Police have found the body of a 51-year old man at his Crawford home on Thursday.

Police believe that Theodore Manuel was murdered. He was last seen alive on Monday. Concerned neighbours alerted police to attend to Manuel’s house.

Police spokesperson, Billy Jones says the deceased was found lying on the floor in his bedroom.

“At this stage we cannot confirm the cause of his death, but the motive appears to be robbery as his family have confirmed a number of items missing from his house,” says Jones.

Anyone with information on the Warwood case can contact Inspector Izak Lottering at the Elsies River Police Station on (012) 933 0302. If you have any information in the Manuel case can contact CrimeStop on 08600 10 111.

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