FREE STATE – A victim’s body was discovered in his vehicle after he was reported kidnapped from his house during a house robbery.
On Sunday 17 July 2022 at about 08:00, it is alleged that a 41-year-old female went out for a morning jog in Fichardtpark and was surprised by an unknown armed man in a mask. The suspect pushed the woman back into the yard at a gunpoint demanding cash.
The second suspect also followed suit and they managed to get her back into the house. The woman and her two children aged 14 and 4 were locked in the bedroom with hands and feet tied. Moments later the unsuspecting husband aged 46, arrived and was also ambushed by the suspects and pointed with a firearm. The 46-year-old husband was forced at gunpoint into his vehicle with his hands and feet tied and a plastic bag over his head.
The suspects drove out in the husband’s vehicle leaving the woman and children locked in the bedroom. The woman managed to untie herself and go out looking for help. Police were called to the scene and a lookout was given of a Dark grey Toyota Hilux with FS registration numbers.
At about 13:30, the vehicle was spotted on the N1 just outside Bloemfontein, parked on the side of the road. Further information was that there is an African male at the back seat full of blood. Emergency services were called to the scene and declared the male dead on the scene.
Parkroad police are investigating a case of house robbery, kidnapping and murder.
Investigations continue and no one has been arrested yet. Police are pleading to anyone with information to contact Detective Capt Van Dyk of Parkweg on 082 526 2589 or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or share information via MySAPS App.