5 arrested hours after George murder
Johannesburg - Five men were arrested a few hours after they allegedly killed a shop owner and wounded two other people on Sunday, Western Cape police said.
Captain Malcolm Pojie said five men broke into a spaza shop in Thembalethu near George at 01:00.
The owner, Llyaasi Mohamed, 35, was shot in the upper body and died at the scene.
The robbers also shot his friend, wounding him in the right thigh. They stole airtime and an undisclosed amount of money.
The robbers moved on to another shop nearby, where they shot a second shop owner in the arm. They again stole airtime and money.
Police investigations led to the arrests of five men, aged between 26 and 29, at a house in the area where the robberies took place.
They confiscated cash, airtime, two firearms, ammunition and a Ford Bantam bakkie, stolen from Atlantis.
The five will appear in the George Magistrate's Court on Tuesday charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and the possession of illegal firearms.
The firearms will undergo ballistics test to determine if they were used in other crimes in the area.