SAPS efforts to remove unlicensed firearms from the communities are yielding good results. Police attached to Steenberg SAPS arrested a 42 year old man on 2 July 2019, in Shepard way at about 19:15. The members were busy conducting crime prevention patrol when they noticed a suspicious man. Upon searching him they found him to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm with ammunition.
In an unrelated matter on 3 July 2019, at about 06:50, police arrested a 30 year old suspect who was found in possession of unlicensed CZ 99 pistol with ammunition. Members continued with patrols when they saw a suspect in Duwaal Court, Lavender Hill and pursued him. The suspect fled on foot and was shortly arrested.
Both suspects are expected to make a court appearance in Wynberg Magistrate Court once charged for possession of unlicensed firearms.
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