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Humewood detectives searching for suspects as robbery turns to murder

Sep 25, 2017
Humewood detectives searching for suspects as robbery turns to murder

Humewood detectives in Port Elizabeth have appealed to the public to assist them with information that might help them locate two suspects, who allegedly brutally robbed two men at the Forrest Hills cemetery caretaker’s quarters on Saturday night.

According to police information, at about 23:45, the deceased , aged 62 years old, and his friend were inside the caravan sleeping when two unknown men pushed opened the door and entered.

"One was armed with a hammer and started assaulting the two men," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"They searched the caravan and took R50 cash, a cellphone  and a vehicle belonging to the deceased. The 62-year-old succumbed to his injuries while on his way to hospital."

She said that police were still looking for the vehicle, a green Toyota Tazz with the first three numbers  starting with FVP.

"Next of kin is yet to be informed."

Anyone who can assist police in tracing the vehicle or the suspects is asked to contact D/Cst Ridwaan Baatjies at SAPS Humewood on 0731303018.