Police in Westenburg have arrested a 33-year-old suspect after a 57-year-man was killed at a local Car Dealership at Nirvana, Polokwane. The suspect went on to commit robbery of a BMW motor vehicle at the same Dealership on Monday afternoon.
The suspect allegedly entered a BMW dealership pretending to buy a car. All of a sudden, he pulled out a firearm and demanded car keys from the manager. During the altercation, the 57-year-old client who had apparently brought his vehicle for service, was shot at close range and died instantly at the scene. The suspect thereafter took the car keys and drove off with a gold BMW.
Police were immediately alerted and reacted promptly. The suspect was then arrested at Silicon next to Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane after he was allegedly found inside the stationary stolen BMW motor vehicle. Two firearms were found inside the vehicle.
MAN KILLED AT A CRA DEALERSHIP
The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has applauded the members for the swift response. It also led to the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the robbed motor vehicle and two firearms.
The suspect is expected to appear in Polokwane Magistrate’s Court soon. He faces charges of murder, business robbery, possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The deceased was identified as Muofhe Levimbe, an educator from Vhembe District.