An alleged Highway robber was shot dead on Sunday, 12 November 2023 on the N12 near Sundra, after robbing passengers of their belongings.
According to information, a Quantum GL 10 seater taxi was travelling from Gauteng province on the N12 heading to Mpumalanga province when the tracking company cut the fuel supply leading the taxi to a halt. The driver who is also the owner of the taxi got out of the taxi as he was trying to call the tracking company as he forgot inform them that he was travelling to Mpumalanga.
Four men appeared and pretended to offer some help and ask if everything was okay. Suddenly two of them pointed passengers with firearms then the other two got into the taxi and demanded the passengers’ cellphones, bags and money.
After collecting the items, the suspects fled on foot into the bushes. The owner fired some shots towards their direction.
Police were called to the scene. During investigation a body of a man was found with a gunshot wound at the back of his left ear and two cellphones next to the deceased.
Police are urging anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects that are still at large and the relative of the deceased to please contact Crime Stop number on 08600 10111, alternatively members of the community can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated with high level of confidentiality.