SAPS NEWS: Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Member of Community (victim) in Mall Parking Lot


News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents
3 weeks ago

Media Statement from Limpopo Media CentreCorporate Communication and LiaisonSouth African Police Service

POLOKWANE- The South African Police Service in Polokwane are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred this morning in the city of Polokwane. It is alleged that an unknown man believed to be a suspect involved in this incident, was fatally wounded at Cycad Mall at about 09:00 following an incident where a 58-year-old man alighted from his motor vehicle to go and deposit money at one of the local ATM's.

While walking towards the ATM, he saw the suspect running away from his motor vehicle with his bag towards the getaway vehicle with four occupants inside and he gave chase on foot.

In the process, he ordered the suspect to stop but he continued running until he fired some shots towards the alleged suspect who died instantly.

The Police were notified, reacted swiftly and started with the crime scene investigations where an unknown man around thirties was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds and he was certified dead at the scene.

The stolen bag was recovered with some the contents including cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cases of theft out of motor vehicle and inquest were opened for further Police investigations.

The police have since launched a manhunt for the remaining four unknown suspects driving in a Silver Toyota Corolla with unknown registration numbers.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of these suspects, may contact Colonel Linky Mathebula at 064 756 8218 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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Enquiries: Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe -082 414 2088/0823043686 moatshengoepesaps.gov.za

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