Arrested: Two linked to fatal stabbing

2011-01-26 00:00

THE Durban Central Trio Crime Task Team yesterday nabbed two men suspected of robbing a Chinese shop in Durban of an undisclosed amount of money on Saturday and killing the shop’s owner.

Police spokesperson, Captain Thulani Zwane said the owner of the Chinese shop in Smith Street was in his shop with his workers on Saturday afternoon when they were approached by three men. Zwane said the suspects were aged between 27 and 28 years old. They allegedly demanded cash and stabbed the business owner nine times with a knife.

“The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones before they fled the scene on foot. A case of murder and armed robbery was opened and Trio Crime Task Team took over the investigation.

Through investigation, two suspects, one of whom was working for the victim, were arrested. The members recovered four cellphones and cash from the suspects,” said Zwane.

The suspects will appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. — WR.

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