National 21.9.2016 02:36 pm

Newcastle man killed in a ‘robbery gone wrong’

The suspect that is still at large and is wanted by police in connection with the murder that occurred on Sunday night.

The suspect that is still at large and is wanted by police in connection with the murder that occurred on Sunday night.

A steel pipe was used by one of the attackers to deliver a blow to the deceased’s head.

The quiet suburb of Lennoxton of Newcastle has been left in shock after a murder at the weekend, Newcastle Advertiser reports.

On Sunday, September 18, a young man was killed behind a shopping centre, in what has been called a robbery gone wrong.

The victim is believed to be in his mid-20s.

It is speculated the victim and his friend were returning from the shopping centre on Sunday night when they were attacked by two men.

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According to the victim’s friend, a steel pipe was used by one of the attackers to deliver a blow to the deceased’s head.

The victim fell, and he was robbed of his cellphone in his final moments.

“He always came to the shop for bread and milk,” said a shop owner at the centre, who would not give his name.

Police spokesperson Lizzy Arumugam said: “With the assistance from the victim’s friend, who described the suspect, a 29-year-old man was arrested by the Newcastle detective members at Fairleigh.”

The second suspect is still at large.

– Caxton News Service

 

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