Three more suspects were arrested in Thaba’Nchu at about 04:10 this morning (4 January 2015). The first two suspects were arrested on the 01 January 2015 at about 00:20 in Botshabelo.
These suspects are linked to the carjacking and murder where a 27 year-old was shot five times and his 25 year-old girlfriend injured at Phahameng location in Bloemfontein on the 31 December 2014 just after midnight. The two were sitting in the car parked outside the girlfriend’s home when they were accosted by three suspects who demanded the vehicle. An argument allegedly ensued thereafter shots were fired. The victim died at the scene and the girlfriend was referred to hospital for treatment where she was later discharged.
The first two suspects were arrested after a stolen white Polo was traced to G-section in Botshabelo on the 01 January 2015 where the police found four suspects in the car, two managed to flee and the other two were arrested. Further investigation led to the two remaining suspect’s home in Thaba’Nchu where they were arrested in the early hours today.
The latter suspects then led the investigators to a house in Botshabelo where they hid firearms and material used in the commission of the crime. There the police found two Z88 firearms both serial numbers scrapped and a bloody balaclava. The owner of the house was also arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm.
The suspects will appear at court on the 5 January 2015. Four suspects will appear at Bloemfontein Magistrate court on the charges of carjacking and murder and the fifth one will appear at Botshabelo Magistrate court on Illegal possession of firearm.