National 15.8.2016 11:54 am

Killers in Centurion botched robbery still at large

The late Mathew Morgan. Picture: Centurion Rekord.

The late Mathew Morgan. Picture: Centurion Rekord.

Mathew Morgan, 43, was killed on April 15 in what appears to have been a botched robbery.

Erasmia police in Centurion, Gauteng, are still on the hunt for the killers of Morgan, who was in April gunned down at Mnandi smallholdings, where he lived with his children, reports the Centurion Rekord.

Police spokesperson Constable Tumisang Moloto said police had not made any arrests. “At this stage we are still investigating.”

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Morgan, 43, was killed on April 15 in what appears to have been a botched robbery.

Police believe Morgan had just dropped off his children at his father’s house on the same smallholding for a movie. The children and Morgan’s father Douglas, 72, said they heard the sound of gunfire around 8.15pm.

Other residents on the smallholding told police that when they went out to investigate, they too were fired at but saw several men jumping over the fence. Nobody else was injured.

The Morgans had been living on the smallholding for the past 47 years, and the children all grew up on the property.

Morgan’s brother Nick could not be reached for comment.

Moloto provided the following safety tips:

  • Report the crime to police immediately and call paramedics. It is very important for paramedics to get the time they need to try to safe the victim’s life.
  • Ensure that no one contaminates the scene. Nobody should walk unnecessarily on the scene.
  • Do not tamper with evidence. Exhibits or any other clues left by assailants might provide investigators the breakthrough they will need to make an arrest.
  • Work with police. Cooperation between the police, the witness and victim at the crime scene is highly regarded.

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