Tebogo Msimanga |
Four male suspects aged between 18 and 30 were arrested on Tuesday in Caroline for allegedly being connected to the murder and robbery of two pensioners, aged 64 and 83. The bodies of the couple were discovered earlier on Tuesday at a communal place in Carolina.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Donald Mdhluli said at about 07h10 am, police in Carolina were called to attend a crime scene at Voortkrekker Street in Carolina. “According to the information, some concerned residents at the said communal became worried when they did not see their two elderly neighbours for a while and then contacted the police.”
Mdhluli added that upon arrival at the place, police entered the house as both, the door and the bugler were not locked. “The members then discovered the lifeless bodies of the couple. The two were unfortunately certified dead by the Emergency personnel at the scene.”
He said the police managed to connect the dots and uncovered that there were some items belonging to the victims, which appeared to have been taken by the suspects thereof. “These items included their Toyota Corolla and a firearm. The said vehicle was found abandoned not far from the scene.”
The men are facing charges of two counts of murder and robbery as well as possession of the suspected stolen property. They are expected to appear in court soon.