The Park Road police in Bloemfontein are searching for four suspects after an air force corporal was robbed and killed outside a pub in Kellner Street, Westdene in the early hours of this morning.
According to a statement by the South African Police Services (SAPS), witnesses said that they were attacked by four unknown males carrying knives. “The victim was stabbed on the back and robbed of a cellphone and car keys. The 32-year-old air force corporal from 16 Squadron at the Bloemspruit Base was declared dead on the scene by paramedics. A case of murder with an added charge of robbery was opened at the Park Road Police Station.”
The SAPS members at the Community Service Centre received a complaint of an attack at the parking area near the pub at about 03:00 this morning. A patrol vehicle was despatched to attend to the scene, and on arrival the members found a male laying on his back.
Police are calling on members of the public who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Constable Thabo Motlohi at 082 525 2603. Alternatively the information can be submitted on the MySAPS App or people can call the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
Compiled by Sazly Hartzenberg