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Armed robbers flee empty handed after shooting and killing Willowvale shop owner

Nov 7, 2018
Armed robbers flee empty handed after shooting and killing Willowvale shop owner

Willowvale police are investigating murder of a 35-year-old shop owner.

"It is alleged that the victim was alone at his shop on Tuesday at about 20:30 at Mhlahlane Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"He was shot by the suspects, who had removed the burglar door of the shop."

The suspects then took on their heels without stealing anything from the shop.

"The 35-year-old man, who is a foreign national, managed to phone his brother, who stays at Willowvale Town.

"When the brother arrived, the shop owner had already passed away," said Capt Manatha.

"The motive for the murder is not known.

"Anyone who can assist the police is kindly requested to contact Willowvale Police on 047 499 6200 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 as there is no arrest yet."  

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