- A cyclist was shot dead in Centurion on Saturday.
- It is alleged that five suspects accosted the deceased and two other cyclists.
- All that was stolen was the man's bicycle.
Police are searching for five suspects after a cyclist was shot dead for his bicycle in Centurion on Saturday morning.
According to police, the 57-year-old was cycling with two others on a trail in Mnandi near Olievenhoutbosch at around 8:00 when five unknown men accosted them.
"The suspects fired shots at the deceased and robbed him of his bicycle before running away from the crime scene," police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo said in a statement.
Masondo told News24 that the cyclist was shot twice in the upper body.
Police added that nothing else was stolen apart from the the bicycle.
A case of armed robbery and murder was opened.
"Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help in the investigation or assist [in the apprehension of] the suspects to please call their nearest police station."