Stilbaai police are offering a R10 000 reward for information that will lead to the successful arrest of suspects involved the murder of Johann Ungerer (65).
Ungerer was killed during a house robbery in his home in Melkboom Street on November 3. He was stabbed in the neck, and his wife Christina (61) was bound and locked in a bedroom.
“Preliminary information indicates that three unknown male suspects armed with a firearm and sharp objects (knife and screwdriver) gained entrance to the residence in Melkboom Street through a window whose glass they had removed,” said Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie.
“They then attacked the pair who were asleep in their bedroom. During the attack they fatally stabbed the 65-year-old Johan Ungerer in his neck and tied his wife’s hands behind her back and locked her in a bedroom,” Pojie said.
The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money and valuables, including two cellphones, a laptop and jewellery, reports IOL. According to Stilbaai police, a unique wedding ring was stolen, which could help lead to the identification of any suspects involved.
They fled in Ungerer’s white Chevrolet LDV, which was later found on a farm near the N2 between Stilbaai and Riversdale.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Ludwich Schnetler at Stilbaai police station on 028 754 6100 or 0798941593. You may also anonymously contact Crime Stop on 0860010111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211.
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