Cape Town – A 57-year-old teacher was reportedly shot dead during a robbery at a car dealership in Polokwane on Monday.
According to reports, the incident occurred when a 33-year-old suspect entered a BMW dealership at Nirvana pretending as if he wanted to buy a car.
“All of a sudden he (suspect) pulled out a firearm and demanded car keys from the manager.
“During the altercation, a 57-year-old client who had apparently brought his vehicle for service, was shot at close range and died instantly at the scene,” IOL quoted Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo as saying.
The victim was identified as identified as Muofhe Levwimbe, a teacher from Vhembe District.
Police were immediately alerted and reacted promptly, Times Live reported, adding that the suspect was arrested at Silicon next to Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane after he was allegedly found inside the stationary robbed BMW motor vehicle.
Two firearms were found inside the vehicle, said the report.
News24 reported that the suspect was expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of murder, business robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Police investigations were ongoing.