Two robbers arrested with AK47 and pistol, Umkomaas

South African Police Service

Two robbers arrested with AK47 and pistol, Umkomaas
Two robbers arrested with AK47 and pistol, Umkomaas. Photo: SAPS

It is alleged on Sunday, 4 March 2018, at 19:00, a 55 year old man was walking to his home at Toyana area, Umkomaas, when he was approached by a known suspect.

The suspect struck the victim with a bottle to his head and took his 9mm pistol. A case of robbery is being investigated by Umkomaas SAPS. Last night police officers from Umkomaas SAPS together with the Umzinto K9 Unit followed up information with regards to the suspect involved in the robbery where a man was robbed of his firearm.

Police went to the suspect’s house where a search was conducted.

A suspect was found in possession of a 9mm pistol in his hand with three rounds of ammunition. A further search was conducted inside the house and an AK47 rifle with 12 rounds of ammunition was found. A police jacket, army jacket, pair of gloves and two 9mm magazines were also seized.

Two suspects a man and a woman aged 38 and 45 were placed under arrest. They are appearing in the Umbumbulu Magistrates’ Court today on charges of robbery as well as possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa commended the police officers involved for removing these firearms from the hands of criminals.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service