A 39 year old suspect is due to appear before Brits Magistrate court on Thursday, 28 February 2019, for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle and unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
The court appearance stems from an arrest by the Brits Cluster Operational Command Centre members on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, at about 13:00, on the R511 road in Brits. According to information available at this stage, it is alleged that the police were on routine patrol when they spotted a maroon Citi Golf with no registration number and two suspicious male occupants driving towards the N4 road.
The police allegedly tried to stop the vehicle and the driver sped off. A chase between the occupants and the police ensued the driver drove the Citi Golf into a tree and it overturned underneath a bridge. One of the suspects promptly alighted the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The police managed to apprehend the second suspect and searched the vehicle.
The search led to the discovery of a firearm with a filed off serial number, one magazine and two bullets, two cellphones, one balaclava and two hand-made instruments, alleged to be used during car break ins.
Preliminary investigation conducted revealed that the vehicle was stolen this month in Akasia.
The Cluster Commander of Brits, Major Genera Modisagaarekwe Mosimannegape lauded the police for their swift reaction in ensuring that unlawful firearms that are utilised in criminal activities are removed from society.
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