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MANHUNT LAUNCHED FOR SUSPECT AFTER FIDELITY GUARD GUNNED DOWN
2021/03/25      |  Written By:  Brigadier L Hlathi   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a suspect who gunned down a Fidelity Guard during a suspected  robbery on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 at Zwelisha near Pienaar. 

According to information received, the deceased guard and his colleague were escorting a truck from Clover for deliveries when they were approached by two unknown suspects. The suspects both armed with firearms, cornered both the passenger and driver's side of the Fidelity vehicle but one of the guards reacted swiftly and shot one of them (suspects). 

The other suspect then retaliated and shot the guard who was sitting on the passenger's side before fleeing. All role players were summoned to scene where both the guard and suspect were certified dead. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicle belonged to the deceased suspect's parents and it was later found abandoned near Kabokweni SAPS. 

Police appeal to the public to assist with information that may lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect to contact Detective Captain Vusimuzi Thobela at 082 469 1956 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.NELSPRUIT - Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a suspect who gunned down a Fidelity Guard during a suspected  robbery on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 at Zwelisha near Pienaar. 

According to information received, the deceased guard and his colleague were escorting a truck from Clover for deliveries when they were approached by two unknown suspects. The suspects both armed with firearms, cornered both the passenger and driver's side of the Fidelity vehicle but one of the guards reacted swiftly and shot one of them (suspects). 

The other suspect then retaliated and shot the guard who was sitting on the passenger's side before fleeing. All role players were summoned to scene where both the guard and suspect were certified dead. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicle belonged to the deceased suspect's parents and it was later found abandoned near Kabokweni SAPS. 

Police appeal to the public to assist with information that may lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect to contact Detective Captain Vusimuzi Thobela at 082 469 1956 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.