Two men will appear in Midrand Magistrate’s Court Friday in connection with the killing of an American citizen in a failed car hijacking earlier this year.
“A joint operation by Johannesburg Metropolitan Police (JMPD) and police has resulted in the arrest of two men,” says Police spokesman Kay Makhubela.
Makhubela said the men, aged 27 and 36, were arrested earlier this week on the East Rand.
Police are investigating cases of murder, attempted murder and attempted hijacking.
“There is a suspicion that these men may also be linked to other violent crimes,” Makhubela says.
A group of armed men in a white Audi A4 attacked Michael Clifford Edwards and his wife in Midrand on January 7.
“Edwards was shot dead in a hijacking attempt, on the corner of Maple and Kyalami Main roads. His wife was wounded in the torso. Paramedics took her to a hospital for medical treatment, ”says Makhubela.