South Africa 12.2.2015 05:04 pm

Man run over following alleged robbery

Police investigators. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Police investigators. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

An alleged robbery that turned awry resulted in the death of a man in Arena Park, Chatsworth.

While details remain sketchy, it was alleged the victim had been trying to escape from a sex worker in the area, who apparently wanted to rob him, Rising Sun Chatsworth reported.

According to a witness, the driver of the vehicle had been on his way to church when the incident occurred on Sunday.

“He did not see the man running across the road. However, following the collision, he immediately stopped and tried to assist the injured victim. Unfortunately, the victim had already passed away,” said the witness.

“The police and ambulance were also in attendance. The victim had no form of identification on him, so police could therefore not get in contact with his family. His family was only notified about his death two days later after he was reported missing.”

Chatsworth police spokesperson Lieutenant Cheryl Pillay said: “The deceased had been identified by a family member. Investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Rajen Chetty makes an appeal to witnesses to contact him at the Chatsworth SAPS at Room DG 39 or call 031 451-4268”.

In October last year, an armed robbery turned awry when a suspected robber was hit by a taxi in Soshanguve after stabbing his victim.

The robber had been chasing after Andrew Masekoameng (36) from Soshanguve, who ran across the street in front of a Toyota Quantum taxi.

Hercules police spokesperson Captain Bonginkosi Msimango said the suspected robber was declared dead by paramedics on the scene.

A case of culpable homicide was opened against the taxi driver.

– Caxton News Service

 

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