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Kimberley teen arrested while selling goods from home of murdered man

Oct 12, 2017
Kimberley teen arrested while selling goods from home of murdered man

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder and house breaking with intent to steal and theft, after an elderly man’s body was found in his house in Club 2000, Galeshewe, in Kimberley.

"It is alleged that the suspect broke into the house and murdered the elderly man, and stole electric appliances including groceries," said police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana.

"The suspect was arrested on Wednesday after he was seen selling some of the electric appliances belonging to the deceased.

"We immediately recovered some of the electrical appliances which were stolen from the deceased’s house after the arrest of the suspect."

He said that the teen will appear before the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

The investigation continues.