A man in Oranjeville, Free State died in the stolen Isuzu bakkie of the elderly man he had allegedly robbed and assaulted after the vehicle lost control while he was feeling the scene.
The 68-year-old victim of a house robbery was in his home at Letsatsi Plot 10, Oranjeville, Free State when he heard a window breaking around 18.30 on Monday morning and then saw two unknown males in his home.
Police spokesperson Constable Josephine Rani said the suspects instructed the victim to give them money. When he said he did not have any, they allegedly assaulted him.
The old man then told the two suspects that he had money in his Isuzu bakkie.
“They took the keys and his cellphone then tied him with ropes. They covered his mouth with a blanket before fleeing the scene with the victim's vehicle,” Rani added.