BELFAST – The suspects, aged between 23 and 32, were arrested in their hideouts in Belfast on February 24.
They are expected to appear before the Belfast Magistrateâ€™s Court today on charges of murder, house robbery, attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
It is alleged that at about 03:00 on February 19 the armed suspects accosted an elderly couple, Mr Robert Lynn (60) and Ms Sue Howard (59), at their home – guns blazing.
They shot and wounded Howard and severely burned Lynn with a cutting torch before robbing the victims of their camera, cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash. After the ordeal, the suspects further robbed the victims of their blue Nissan double-cab bakkie and forcefully took the couple with them.
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According to police, the suspects shot and dumped Lynn in the bushes near Stofberg. They further tossed Howard out a little distance further on.
A passer-by spotted the victims then alerted the police who quickly arranged for the couple to be taken to hospital. Howard succumbed to her injuries on February 21 due to her injuries.