A murder suspect was arrested in Southport recently by Captain Thobisile Danca, the station commander of Southport SAPS and her team.
“They proceeded to kwaMadlala area in Southport where they arrested a 49-year-old male for the murder of a 76-year-old man who was attacked and killed on Sunday evening in his home at Goodlands road in Anerley, Southport,” Lieutenant Colonel Zandra Wiid.
The deceased sustained an open wound to the back of his head. An off-duty security officer saw a suspicious man at 19:30 and when he approached him, he dropped his loot which was stolen from the deceased’s home and ran away. Further investigation by the security official led to the recovery of the deceased in his home. A television, laptop, cell phones and other items were recovered.
The suspect is currently out on parole for a Housebreaking and Theft case in Verulam. Investigations will be done to establish whether he can also be linked to other recent crimes in Southport area.