An unlicensed firearm was recovered and fou men believed to be linked to several robberies were arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at a bar on Todd Street in Verulam on Monday 2 March 2020.
The RUSA Operations Center received a call from the owner of the business at approximately 21:25 requesting assistance after he noticed the four men enter the pub. The caller believed that one of the men was in possession of a firearm and that the men had intended on robbing the premises.
Reaction Officers were dispatched and on arrival found the men behaving in a suspicious manner. Officers approached the suspects and upon searching them found one of the men in possession of a Star 9mm pistol. The serial number on the firearm was filed off.
The magazine contained one (1) live round of ammunition. The suspects are believed to be linked to several robberies that have occured in the Verulam and surrounding areas in recent weeks.
They were placed under arrest and handed over to Police for further investigation.
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