PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER PRAISE MEMBERS AFTER ARRESTING FOUR ALLEGEDLY CONNECTED TO MURDER OF TWO PENSIONERS
Carolina: The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has praised members of the police from Carolina for arresting four male suspects, aged between 18 and 30. The four are alleged to be somehow connected to the murder and robbery of two pensioners, aged 64 and 83 respectively. The bodies of the couple were strangely discovered earlier today, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at a communal place in Carolina.
It is said that at about 07h10 am, police in Carolina were called to attend a crime scene at Voortkrekker Street in Carolina. According to the information, some concerned residents at the said communal became worried when they did not see their two elderly neighbours for a while and then contacted the police.
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Upon arrival at the place, police entered the house as both, the door was not locked. The members then discovered the lifeless bodies of the couple. The two were unfortunately certified dead by the Emergency personnel at the scene.
Police managed to connect their dots and uncovered that there were some items belonging to the victims, which appeared to have been taken by the suspects thereof. These items included their Toyota Corolla and a firearm. The said vehicle was found abandoned not far from the scene.
A case with two counts of murder and robbery was then opened accordingly with a launch of a manhunt for suspects. The astute members worked tirelessly to bring those responsible to book. Some information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects was then obtained from certain members of the public. The details were followed up and the four were cornered and nabbed at Carolina. The men are facing charges of two counts of murder and robbery as well as possession of the suspected stolen property. They are expected to appear in court soon.
Police are urging anyone with information to call the Crime Stop number on 0860010111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.