Bishop Lavis SAPS Crime Prevention Unit members deployed to prevent smash and grab crimes committed in the T-Block of Bonteheuwel acted swiftly on a gang fight.
On Monday 15 May 2023, at 15:00 the members witnessed two rival gangs starting throwing stones at one another in Jakes Gerwel Drive.
As the members approached them, they noticed one of the men going down in a kneeling position and pointing an object in the direction of the rival gang.
The members acted swiftly and caught up with the male as he attempted to run into a nearby premises in Turksvey Road.
The 32-year-old suspect was apprehended and a firearm was confiscated.
The suspect will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate Court on Wednesday 17 May 2023, for charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.