5 arrested hours after George murder

2012-02-26 19:03

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.

  • Bokfan - 2012-02-26 19:14

    Condolences to the pakistani/somali entrepreneur's family. Es waar there are those among us who would rather kill for a streetwise two than work for it. Well done cops and to the crime intelligence operatives who are keeping some parts of the country safe.

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-26 20:23

    I demand Constitutional amendment now...!!!...these scumbags should be candidates of death sentence. They are a danger to all of us. How do you kill some one for airtime really ? Geeezzz! The cops should have substituted these thugs by elimination.

  • Lynn - 2012-02-26 21:17

    Disgusting. Condolences to the victims and families involved. These criminals should rot in jail.

  • glenda.greeff - 2012-02-26 22:44

    Our police in George are the best! Well done

      Peter - 2012-02-28 10:46

      100% in agreement.

  • Janice - 2012-02-27 07:18

    Lower than shark sh*t!!!

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