Hitchhiker arrested for murder of man who gave him a lift

2019-01-31 11:00

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Cape Town police have arrested a hitchhiker accused of robbing and killing the driver of a car who stopped and gave him a lift in Brackenfell this week.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said that, on Monday around 23:15, a 40-year-old man was shot dead along Frans Conradie Drive.

The driver of the vehicle had given the man a lift, but during the course of the drive, he was robbed and shot dead, police said.

The car crashed into a wall along the busy road and the shooter ran away. 

The Daily Voice reported that three other passengers were treated for minor injuries on the scene.

Detectives tracked down a 25-year-old man they suspect to have been involved in the shooting to Scottsville, a suburb not far away. 

The man is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Friday to face a charge of murder.

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