A suspected robber was found dead next to the R26 road in the Free State with gunshot wounds in his back following an alleged robbery and the murder of a shopkeeper in Fouriesburg.
OFM News reports that Police spokesperson, Thandi Mbambo, says three men stormed the shop in Mashaeng and one of them forced the shopkeeper to a bedroom at gunpoint where he allegedly shot and killed him. She says following the killing, the suspect came out allegedly carrying a bag containing money.
Mbambo adds that at a later stage one of the suspects was found dead on a road and it is not yet known who shot and killed him but the investigations are ongoing.
“On Saturday at about 20:45 three unknown males stormed into a spaza shop in Mashaeng Fouriesburg and one suspect, who was armed with a firearm, threatened the shopkeeper, Temsegel Tadsse Jomole (32), and forced him into the bedroom whereby he allegedly shot and killed him. Other two suspects stole the money that was at the counter then they all fled on foot, firing shots randomly in the street,” she added.
Later, during the investigation, one of the suspects was found dead next to the R26 road with gunshot wounds. It is not yet known who shot and killed him.
The police have urged anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the two suspects on the run to contact the police.
“Please contact Detective Warrant Officer Aaron Khoza at 082-466-7649 or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, alternatively send information via the MySaps App,” Mbambo further requested.