3 October 2017

South Africa: The Police Have Launched a Manhunt for the Murder and Armed Robbery Suspects

press release

Corporate Communication and Liaison

The Police in Westenburg outside Polokwane have launched a massive manhunt for a group of armed suspects for the murder and robbery which occurred along the N1 South road near the Ranch Hotel in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 2017-10-03 at about 03h45.

It is alleged that 09 Zimbabwean Nationals, were travelling from Gauteng to Zimbabwe in a Toyota Quantum along the N1 south when a silver grey Toyota Avanza forced them off the road while shooting randomly causing the driver of the Toyota Quantum to lose control of the vehicle.

The suspects searched the Quantum including all the occupants, robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.

During this incident, a 28 year old man was shot and killed.

The suspects are still unknown and there is no arrest.

Police investigations are still continuing.

Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of these suspects, may contact Captain James Dikgale at 082 565 8566 or the Crime Stop number 086 001 0111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

Media contact: LT. Colonel Moatshe' Ngoepe.0824142088.0823043686.015 2301004/3/2/1.moatshengoepe@saps.gov.za

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