Atlantis gang shootings, suspect arrested with unlicensed firearm

South African Police Service

Atlantis gang shootings, suspect arrested with unlicensed firearm
Atlantis gang shootings, suspect arrested with unlicensed firearm

Atlantis police arrested a 25-year-old male for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on the night of 30 April 2022, at about 20:00 in Valleyfield Street, Saxonsea, Atlantis.

The members were on patrol to combat gang related shooting in the area when they received a tip off from the community of a male walking with a firearm and gave a description.

The suspect was spotted and apprehended and found in possession of a .22 pistol with ammunition.

The suspect will appear in the Atlantis Magistrates court on Tuesday on the mentioned charges.

In an unrelated matter members of Cape Town Central Crime Prevention Unit arrested four adult males for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and the possession of drugs on the corner of Wale and Long Street, Cape Town.

The members were busy with patrols when they noticed two males walking in the street and when they saw the police vehicle turned around and ran to a vehicle that was parked nearby.

The vehicle was searched and a pistol with ammunition, tik and mandrax tablets were found in the vehicle.

Once charged the suspects will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates court.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service