REPORTS indicate that police have apprehended a man allegedly involved in the robbery and murder of an elderly Willow Glen, Umkomaas couple. According to the information, the husband and wife were found murdered at the property during the night at 6.15pm (August 1). Simpathy to the family and may they rest in peace.
The 37-year-old man allegedly assaulted the 78-year-old husband with a hammer.
The 74-year-old wife had been strangled as well as assaulted.
“They both sustained head injuries and died at the scene,” said police spokesman, Colonel Thembeka Mbele.
The vehicle was later found on the N2 off-ramp at Hibberdene where a man attempted to flee. Members of the Saps then gave chase.
A case of double murder has been registered for investigation at the Umkomaas Saps.
Police say the suspect then took the couple’s car and fled.
Police say 78-year-old Sathiaseelan Pillay was assaulted with a hammer.
His 74-year-old wife, Chinnama (Savathri) was strangled and assaulted.
They both died at the home as a result severe head injuries.