Blue light gang kills Joburg businessman

2010-03-31 10:18

A JOHANNESBURG businessman has been shot dead allegedly by “blue

light” robbers, police have said.

Captain Cynthia Magoai said Peter Granat (54) was killed on Monday

night in Parkwood by robbers using fake blue lights to imitate police. His body

was found next to his Toyota Land Cruiser.

“At the moment this is the only incident in the Parkwood area where

fake blue lights have been used in robberies.”

She said police were investigating the matter and no arrests had

been made.

The Star reported today that Granat was lured to a dark alley

between Bolton and Wells streets where he was shot once in the head.

The newspaper also reported that several hijackings in Sandton,

Randburg, Douglasdale and Midrand were being carried out by gangs in unmarked

cars with a blue light on the dashboard.

Granat was the managing director of Autozone.

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