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GANGMEMBER BUSTED IN POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED FIREARM AND AMMUNITION: ELSIESRIVER
2021/05/11      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer J Swartbooi   |   Province:  Western Cape

ELSIESRIVER: Police members was busy with routine patrols on Monday 10 May 2021, at around 20:15 in the vicinity of 17th avenue, Norwood in Elsiesriver, when they received a complaint of a shooting incident in the area.

The members made their way in the direction of 17th avenue, when they noticed two(2) known males running in their direction. When the suspects saw the well-marked Police vehicles, one(1) suspect dropped an object in full view of the Police members on board the vehicle. When the suspect was brought under control, One (1) Z88, 9mm Pistol with One(1) magazine filled with Twelve(12) Live rounds of ammunition was confiscated on the scene.

One (1) Twenty Two (22) year old male, a known gang member, was arrested and detained. Once formally charged, the suspect will make a court appearance in the Goodwood Magistrate Court where he will have to answer on a charge of Illegal possession of Prohibited firearm and ammunition.

The station commander of Elsiesriver, Brigadier Mark Hartzenberg, lauded his members for their commitment.