POLICE have released the identity kit photo of an armed robbery suspect and are offering a reward to anyone with information that will lead to his arrest.
Superintendent Lungelo Dlamini said the man and his accomplice attacked an elderly couple at their home in Glenanda, Johannesburg, on Saturday.
"The couple had just arrived home. The woman, 69, was in the kitchen, while her husband, aged 72, was opening the garage to park the car when the woman saw a shadow outside their kitchen window.
"Seconds later she was held up at gunpoint in the kitchen by two suspects. When her husband entered the kitchen and saw the two suspects a scuffle ensued between him and the two men and he was shot by one of the suspects," Dlamini said.
He said the suspects fled the scene in the couple's silver Hyundai Matrix with registration numbers STG 559 GP.
"The rear of the car was damaged when the suspects rammed into the gate while reversing out of the driveway. Nothing else was taken from the house.
"The woman contacted her son, who took the wounded man to a nearby hospital where he passed away," Dlamini said.
The police are appealing to any person who can assist with the case to please contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Danie Nortjé, on 082- 772-6756.
A reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.