In pursuit of a saver environment for the Western Cape community, members attached to the Flying Squad conducted a search for a hijacked vehicle in the Mitchells Plain area last night, 22 September 2018, after they were alerted by a tip off.
Their search led them to a business premises in 6th Avenue Mitchells Plain where the hijacked VW Polo was discovered. Upon further investigation an unlicensed firearm, a .38 Special with five rounds of ammunition, 168 mandrax tablets and stencils used to change vehicle identification credentials were found.
Seven suspects, five males and two females aged between 19 and 40 were arrested and are due to make a court appearance in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday 25 september 2018, to face the charges against them.
Members of the Flying Squad were also responsible for the arrest of two suspects on Friday afternoon, after they searched the Athlone area for a black VW Polo which has been spotted at several armed robberies in the Peninsula.
The vehicle in question was found at a mall in Athlone and the two male occupants aged 32 and 34 were arrested in possession of a 9mm firearm without a serial number and 17 rounds of ammunition, as well as four grams of cocaine. They are both wanted for an armed robbery perpetrated in Milnerton during July 2018.
The suspects are due to make a court appearance in Athlone.
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