An elderly man was killed at Shoprite in De Qlerk Street this morning just after 08:00.
The incident occurred after the suspect was apparently pushing a trolley filled with bread out the dropoff point at the store.
According to reports the deceased, identified as Rick Lovelock by SAPS, confronted the suspect after allegedly scratching his vehicle with the trolley.
An argument ensued and, according to witnesses on the scene, the suspect allegedly hit Lovelock and spat on him before hitting him over the head with a crate.
He died on the scene. The suspect immediately fled the scene after the incident and is still at large.
Capt. Alfred Moela confirmed the incident and said that the investigation continues. “Nobody has been arrested yet and we ask that anyone with any information contact the SAPS as soon as possible.”