Suspect arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, Atlantis

South African Police Service

Suspect arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, Atlantis
Suspect arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, Atlantis

Members attached to Atlantis SAPS Crime Prevention were conducting stop and search operations in Magnet Circle, Atlantis when they noticed a male person standing under a light pole. When approached, the suspect ran away but was apprehended and found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 Special Revolver and ammunition.

The firearm was not reported as stolen, but the person found to be in possession thereof was not the legitimate owner. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested and will appear in Atlantis Magistrate Court on Monday, 31 May 2021, on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service