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2023/07/03      |  Written By:  Captain F van Wyk   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 02 JULY 2023 - A 29 year old male was arrested by members attached to Anti Gang Unit at about 10:00 on 2023-07-01 for possession of a zip gun and ammunition. The members who are committed to remove illegal firearms and ammunition from the community acted on information they received about a shooting incident earlier and proceeded to patrol in Neethling Street, Roodewal, Worcester, when they saw a male person pointing another person with an object that look like a firearm. The other person who was pointed started to run and when the suspect saw the police vehicle he also fled.

The members gave chase and apprehend him with a black zip gun in his hand, with one R5 round in the chamber. On searching the suspect, the members found another three R5 rounds in his pocket. The suspect was arrested and detained. The zip gun and four R5 rounds were handed in as exhibits. The suspect will appear in the Worcester Magistrates court on Monday, 2023-07-03 on the mentioned charges.

In an unrelated matter, De Doorns police members arrested a 70 year old man for attempted murder, intimidation, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH), possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, following an incident reported on Saturday 2023-07-01 at Community Service Centre.

According to reports on 2023-06-27 at about 20:15 an  incident occurred at a premises in Lubisi in De Doorns, where the complainant alleges that the suspect assaulted him by hitting him on the neck and head with a golf stick and attempted to kill him by shooting at him four times with a firearm. The suspect then threatened him by moving around the complainant’s premises with the firearm and shouting that he is going to kill him. The  complainant sustained a swollen left ear, he did not receive any medical treatment.

The suspect is due to appear in the De Doorns Magistrates court on Monday, 2023-07-03 on the mentioned charges.