Three young men are arrested at Pan Africa Mall in connection with a stolen vehicle in KwaZulu-Natal.
Three young men from Alexandra allegedly traveled all the way to KwaZulu-Natal and committed a house robbery, which is believed to have resulted in the death of a woman and her daughter.
The young men, aged between 19 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Johannesburg Flying Squad police officers at the Pan Africa Mall when the tracker of the ‘stolen’ vehicle registered that it was in Johannesburg.
The Flying Squad members reacted to the signal of the car, which led them to the mall at the corner of 2nd and Watts streets in Wynberg near Alexandra on 7 October at around 9.30am and their swift action resulted in the recovery of the Chevrolet Captiva SUV and the arrest of three occupants inside the vehicle.
The spokesperson for the Flying Squad, Seargent Desmond Subramoney, said a preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was taken from a house robbery where the mother and daughter were also kidnapped in the process.
Subramoney said the robbery came to light when the elder daughter of the victim realized her mother was not answering the phone and went home to investigate, but to her horror, discovered the house had been broken into and the car, her mom and her sister missing.
She then alerted the police who asked the tracking company to activate the signal on the car which led to the arrest of the three suspects in Alexandra. The bodies of the victim were only found after the arrest of the three. Subramoney said it was believed the suspect bundled the victims into the car and are suspected to have killed them later and dumped their bodies at a sugar-cane field at Ozwathini, in KwaZulu-Natal.
Subramoney said investigations were underway to determine whether the suspects are linked to the house robbery, kidnapping, and murder. All three suspects are currently detained at the Alexandra Police Station, for being in possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle.
Details: Johannesburg Flying Squad 011 248 1316.