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SUSPECT NABBED ARMED WITH TWO ILLEGAL FIREARMS IN HEINZ PARK: SAMORA MACHEL
2021/05/06      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Samora Machel police have just arrested a 28-year-old suspect armed with two illegal firearms this afternoon at about 14:50 in Daffodil Street in Heinz Park in Samora Machel precinct.

Crime Prevention members were on patrol when they received information about four suspicious armed suspects. Police spotted the suspects and while approaching noticed one carrying a firearm. The suspect tried to shoot at the police but the police were quick to retaliate and fired warning shots. The suspects ran and police followed the armed one who ran into a shack.

He was found in possession of two firearms a Norrinco and a Beretta, both with their serial numbers filed off.

The 28-year-old was arrested and is due to appear in Athlone Magistrates’ Court this week for the possession of prohibited firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.