Newark SAPS crime roundup

2016-04-20 06:00

AN Ethiopian tuck-shop owner was shot by unknown suspects at 6pm on Sunday at his place of business, Majola Tuckshop in Bulwer Farm, Newark.

Newark SAPS spokesperson Malusi Ngubane said: “They shot him on the upper left arm and left side of the chest and fled the scene with cash and a cellphone.”

He said the victim – who is known as Solomon – was taken to the Stanger Regional Hospital and a case was opened with the Newark SAPS and investigations are underway.

“No one has been arrested so far. We urge the community to report anyone they suspect to be in possession of a firearm. We also urge tuckshop owners not to stay open until late because that puts them at risk,” said Ngubane.

In a separate incident, a 57-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by her 37-year-old son on Friday in Bulwer Farm, Newark.

Ngubane said the son allegedly used a stick to beat his mother until her arm broke.

He said it is alleged the two had been arguing over money that the son was demanding from his mother – a pensioner.

Ngubane said the son was arrested by the Newark SAPS. He said the suspect has appeared in court and a judgment is yet to be passed.

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