AGU wound gang member, recover stolen firearm, Bethelsdorp

South African Police Service

AGU wound gang member, recover stolen firearm, Bethelsdorp
AGU wound gang member, recover stolen firearm, Bethelsdorp

Members from the Anti Gang Tracking Team arrested a 48 year gang member in Kwanoxolo, Bethelsdorp on the afternoon of 23 September 2019.

It is alleged that at about 12:45, the Tracking Team were busy tracing wanted suspects when they noticed a known gang member in Mpuko Street. As they drove towards him, they noticed a firearm on his waist.

The suspect started running and was chased by the members. As one of the member’s followed him into a yard, the suspect turned around and pointed the firearm at him. The member fired at him hitting him in his legs. He was apprehended and a 9mm firearm was confiscated.

The firearm was reported stolen in Uitenhage in April 2018.

He was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, pointing of a firearm and possession of drugs. About 7 mandrax tablets was also found in his possession.

He is expected to appear in court soon.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service