An Alleged Armed House Robbery turns to Murder

At 6 p.m. on Sunday 12 May 2019, a house robbery took place at White City, Kwa-Thema and resulted in the death of a 47-year-old man.

According to a statement issued by the Kwa-Thema South African Police Services (SAPS), a 27-year-old male alleged that three unknown African males stormed into the house where he and his uncle (47) stayed and held them at gunpoint.

The suspects demanded that the uncle give them money. A fight is said to have broken out in the house and a gunshot was heard, suddenly, his uncle was down.

The three suspects assaulted the young man using the firearm butt and took off with R40 000 (forty thousand rand) in cash from the house.

On arrival the Paramedics declared the uncle dead due to a gunshot wound he had sustained in his back, and all relevant role players attended to the scene.

Police are urging the community to come forward with any information that might be of assistance regarding this incident.

“We condemn such criminal activities in our society with a zero-tolerance approach and police are working hard around the clock to arrests these suspects”, said Kwa-Thema SAPS Station Commander Colonel Mareketle Thobejane.