Tuesday, June 29, 2010

25 year old arrested for murder in Khayelitsha

By Khanyisa Tabata
29 June 2010

A 25 year old man has been arrested for murder after a shop owner was shot and killed in Thembani Centre, Khayelitsha.

Police spokesperson Captain Anneke van der Vyver says three unknown men entered a shop where a struggle ensued between the suspects and the two owners of the business after the suspects attempted to grab the cash registers.

She says shots were fired resulting in one of the owners being fatally wounded and the other hospitalized.

“The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. A white Hyundai sedan was later found abandoned on the corners of Mew Way and Lansdowne Road and the possibility that it was used as the getaway-vehicle, is being investigated.

“Police immediately commenced with their investigation and managed to arrest a 25 year old Khayelitsha resident shortly afterwards,” said van der Vyver.

Van der Vyver added that the suspect currently remains in police custody and will soon appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Investigating Officer, Warrant-Officer Anton Barnard from the Khayelitsha Detective Services on 082 850 9791 or during office hours on 021-360 2399.


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