Robbery gone wrong

2018-07-17 06:01

Manenberg police were called out to a crime scene on the premises of Consol Glass on Friday morning where the body of a 27-year-old man was found.

It is alleged that the deceased and a friend left their home in Hanover Park at 04:00 on the day, with a mission to rob people along Jakes Gerwel Drive, says police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennet.

But things did not go as expected for the two when their robbery plans failed, says Bennet.

“It was not long after when the friend came running back, saying that the 27-year-old had been stabbed. Relatives found the lifeless body on the open field, after the friend ran back to inform them what had happened,” explains Bennet.

“They then alerted police to the incident. Circumstances surrounding the incident and the allegation of the attempted robbery gone wrong are under investigation.”

A case of murder has been opened for investigation and no arrest has been made as yet.

V Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Manenberg Police Station on 021 699 9400.

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