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Fifth suspect in court for killing private security guard at Kabega Park robbery

Jan 13, 2020
Fifth suspect in court for killing private security guard at Kabega Park robbery

Port Elizabeth - Mount Road SAPS Cluster Detective Trio Task Team arrested another suspect allegedly involved in the murder, business robbery and hijacking which took place in Greenbushes on 27 December 2019

"The 23-year-old suspect was arrested at the Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ court on Friday, while he was appearing for a possession of drugs case," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"He will appear in court on Monday on charges of murder, hijacking and business robbery."

It is alleged that on Friday, 27 December 2019, at about 20:08, the complainant (21) in the shop in Greenbushes Road in Greenbushes in Kabega Park area and was at the counter when suspects entered the shop.

"The males were armed and demanded money and goods from the complainant. The panic alarm was activated and immediately the security company responded. As the security guard entered, he grappled with the suspect that was closest to the door," Col Naidu said.

"Roderick Erasmus (49) shot at the suspects, injuring one of them.

'Suspects retaliated and fatally wounded Erasmus."

The latest arrest brings the total number of suspects in detention for the murder, business robbery and hijacking, to five.

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