Groblersdal business armed robbery, man shot and then set alight

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Groblersdal business armed robbery, man shot and then set alight
Groblersdal business armed robbery, man shot and then set alight

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, has instructed SAPS Groblersdal Cluster Commander to activate a multi-disciplinary task team in compliance with the 72-hours activation plan to trace the suspects involved in the murder and robbery incident that occurred on the night of 12 July 2019, in that Cluster.

Consequently, a massive manhunt was immediately launched by the police in Hlogotlou in the outskirts of Groblersdal for three armed suspects who robbed and killed a businessman on Friday 12 July 2019, at about 22:00.

It is alleged that three suspects stormed into the local spaza shop at Legolaneng village. They attacked a 29 year old businessman and shot him. They then doused him with an unknown flammable substance and set him alight. They thereafter allegedly ransacked his shop before they fled the scene.

The deceased’s identity will be released as soon as the family members are informed.

The suspects involved in this matter are still unknown and anyone with information that can lead to their arrest, may contact Detective Constable Mapaleng Thekupi at 063 684 2981 or Captain Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

The police investigations are still continuing.

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