Murder, robbery suspect arrested

2011-12-01 17:19

Johannesburg - A 24-year-old man was arrested in Kagiso on Thursday for murder and robbery, West Rand police said.

"He allegedly shot and killed a security guard two weeks ago after he and his two accomplices robbed a grocery shop of cash," said Brigadier Sipho Ngubane.

Two of the robbers demanded cash while their armed accomplice held a guard at gunpoint and demanded his firearm, Ngubane said.

"On their way out, the armed robber fired several shots at a guard who died on arrival at the hospital. All three robbers have been on the run since."

The arrested man will appear in court soon.