To ensure that offenders are brought to book, on the night of 19 August 2020, Elsies River police were conducting crime prevention patrols when they attended to a shooting incident in the area. Police searched premises and found a 43-year-old women who was on the bed. Upon searching the bed, police found a 9mm pistol with ammunition under the mattress. The suspect was arrested for possession an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
And on 18 august 2020, police from Samora Machel, while they were patrolling, noticed a Toyota Avanza that was standing on the road. When the members approached the vehicle, the driver and the occupants looked very suspicious. The members decided to search the occupants as well as the vehicle. Upon searching the boot, they found a firearm with ammunition, its serial number was filled-off. All four occupants were arrested and once charged will make a court appearance in Athlone Magistrates’ court.
In an unrelated matter, members from Anti-Gang Unit acted on information and arrested a 34-year-old man in Bishop Lavis. The suspect was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He is due to make a court appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate Court.
The Western Cape provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata commended the members for removing unlicensed firearms and ammunition from the communities.
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