Attempted robbery claims two lives

Two men, aged 30 and 35, were killed during what may have been an attempted robbery in Welcome Estate on Tuesday May 30.

They had been walking down Excelsior Road when three men got out of a Chevrolet Aveo parked on the corner of Yusuf and Excelsior roads and took out a gun.

According to Captain Ian Bennett, Manenberg police station’s spokesman, one of the victims tried to run and as he fell he was shot in the back and died on the scene.

The other man was also shot once and he succumbed to his injuries at Heideveld Day Hospital.

A case of murder has been opened for investigation but no arrests have been made.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder after a shooting at a house in Eleventh Avenue, Bokmakierie, on Thursday June 1.

According to Sergeant Zita Norman, spokesperson for Athlone police station, two men, aged 33 and 37, in the house were awoken by a knock at the door.

They asked who was outside but did not open as they did not recognise the name given.

A man then shot at the door about nine times and then continued shooting into the house through the broken door.

Sergeant Norman said both men in the house were shot in the upper body.

The two men accused of killing 83-year-old Willemina Keneur of Hazendal in June last year were sentenced on Friday June 2. Patrick Louw received 10 years for robbery and 20 years for the murder and Theodore Lingham received 18 months for theft which was suspended for five years.

Manenberg police arrested five people after paramedics were robbed at gunpoint while attending to a patient in Heideveld on Monday June 5.

The paramedics were treating a patient who had suffered a heart attack in Carol Court.

They were approached by six men as they returned to the ambulance.

According to Captain Bennett, one man searched the female paramedic and took her cellphone, keys and bank cards. The men then fled the scene.

“Manenberg SAPS detective Sergeant Darryl van Noie spoke to a few community members that could give information.

“He followed the information up and at 3am his enquiries lead to five suspects aged between 20 and 27, who are members of a gang within Heideveld,” said Captain Bennett.

A case of robbery with a firearm has been opened for investigation.

A woman was robbed by two men in her home in Repulse Road, Rylands, on Monday May 29, at about 8.30am.

She had heard a noise and when she went to see what it could be she was confronted by two men who threatened her with a knife and demanded money.

Sergeant Norman said the woman managed to press the panic button and the men fled with
R3 800 in cash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.