NEWSFLASH: CBD trio may be linked to murder of TMPD officer

Police are investigating a possible link between three men arrested in the CBD and the murder of a metro police officer.

The officer was killed six days ago in the CBD.

The men were arrested on Saturday morning after they were caught  allegedly trying to rob a pedestrian on the corner WF Nkomo and Bosman streets.

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This was the same place Constable Ipeleng Kabelo Llale (27) was stabbed to death, said metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba.

Mahamba said the men aged between 20-28 were caught trying to rob a man of his belongings after hitting him with a brick and stabbing him.

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“At this stage we suspect that the same modus operandi was used at the same spot where our member was stabbed to death last Sunday,” he said.

Llale was the second TMPD officer to be killed in a period of two weeks after another officer was killed during a business robbery in Centurion.

Mahamba said police would try to link the trio to Llale’s murder.

“We are investigating possibilities of the suspects being the ones who killed our member.”

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The three would face charges of armed robbery and assault with intension to do grievous bodily harm until the investigation was finalised, Mahamba said.

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