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Police recover a stolen vehicle, three arrested

               Media Statement
                    South African Police Service
                        Office of the Provisional Commissioner
Eastern Cape

Cofimvaba-The Tactical Response Team deployed at Ngcobo recovered a stolen vehicle and three male suspects aged between 35 and 47 were arrested after being found in the vehicle with illegal weapons and ammunition, yesterday 13 January 2021.

The Tactical Response Team was informed that a white Quantum vehicle suspected to be stolen at Philippi East, Cape Town was roaming around in Cofimvaba with three armed occupants planning to commit armed robbery in the Cofimvaba area.

Way-lay operation was conducted and a vehicle fitting the above description was spotted and was stopped at corner of Market and High Street at Cofimvaba.

Upon searching the vehicle police recovered:

1. One (01) 9mm pistol with erased serial number erased

2. One (01) 9mm magazine and

3. Eleven (11) 9mm live rounds

Three male suspects aged between 35 and 47 were arrested and charged for

• Possession of prohibited firearm

• Illegal possession of ammunition.

• Possession of stolen motor vehicle

• Conspiracy to commit crime and

• Pointing of firearm

• Attempted murder


All the firearms will be taken to a ballistic test to ascertain whether they have been used earlier in commission of crime.

Suspects are expected to appear at Cofimvaba magistrate's court on Thursday 15 January 2021.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga commended the members for the recovery and successful arrest.




Captain Khaya Tonjeni

071 388 6272












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