Police search for witnesses to a murder at a Brussels café

Police search for witnesses to a murder at a Brussels café

A year and a half after the murder of a visitor to Memphy's Café in the Rue du Tournai in Brussels, Police have issued a renewed call for witnesses to help catch the - still at large - culprit. "On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, around 5:30 AM an argument arose between two people in Memphy's café. The surveillance footage from earlier that evening shows how two men enter the café. The second one is remarkably younger than the first one," says the message.

Around 5.30 am there is an argument with a third person. This man is then thrown out of the café. Then the youngest man comes out and jumps on the victim, who is hit a few times. The victim is able to escape but is caught by the perpetrator who stabs him two times. The perpetrator fled in the direction of the South Station and left the victim for dead, the message adds. 

The suspect (pictured) is believed to be of Algerian origin, according to the police. "He is 25 to 30 years old and athletically built. He is 1.70 to 1.75 metres tall and has short black hair and speaks French and Arabic".

The man who was with him is also wanted as a witness. "He is between 45 and 47 years old and would also be of Algerian origin. He is about 1.80 meters tall and has short dark thinned hair and speaks with an Algerian accent."

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact the free number 0800/30.300.

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