Bethelsdorp woman arrested after discharging firearm

South African Police Service

Bethelsdorp woman arrested after discharging firearm
Bethelsdorp woman arrested after discharging firearm

When conducting proactive crime prevention duties, members need to keep their ‘noses to the ground’ and a keen eye out for any suspicious activity especially in hotspot areas.

During the early hours of 13 September 2021, at about 01:50, SAPS Bethelsdorp Crime Prevention members were patrolling in Italy Street in Timothy Valley, a gang hotspot area when they noticed movement inside a yard.

The members cautiously approached the house and heard voices coming from within. A gunshot was heard inside the house and immediately the house was breached. The house and the occupants were searched. A 9mm pistol was found on a female.

The 24-year-old suspect was arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm in a municipal area and attempted murder.

She is expected to appear in the Gelvandale magistrate court on 14 September 2021.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service