George SAPS has opened a murder and business robbery case for further investigation after a robbery was perpetrated at a Spaza shop resulting in the death of a 23-year-old Malawian-National, Misheck Jemitalla, on the night of Friday, 4 September 2020, in Touwsranten near Wilderness, George.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the shop that is situated in Begonia Street, Touwsranten was still trading at about 19:40 when two suspects of which at least the one was armed with what seems to be a 9mm black pistol, entered the shop and closed the entrance door behind them. Both wore facial masks to cover their faces.
According to information gathered at the crime scene, the suspects opened fire without any warning. One of the bullets hit the 23-year-old shop assistant in the chest. He succumbed to the injury sustained.
The assailants robbed two customers of their cellphones before they fled towards the dense bushes on foot after taking a substantial amount of cash from the cash register.
Forensic experts combed the scene for evidence and clues that can assist to bring the assailants too book. We also confiscated three 9mm spent cartridges on scene.
The Eden Cluster Commander, Major General Oswald Reddy and senior members visited the scene and immediately activated the 72-hour plan to ensure that all efforts are made to bring the suspects to book. He has condemn the action of these culprits in the strongest terms possible and made an appeal to the community to be vigilant at all times and to come forward with information that can assist the investigating officer in this case.
The suspects were described to be in their late twenties, both of slender build and approximately 1.75 metres tall. Their faces were covered.
We appeal to anyone with information that can assist the investigation to please contact the investigation officer, Sergeant John Boezak at the George Detectives offices at 044 803 4764/14, 072 942 0042 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information will be dealt with confidentially.
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