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Five suspects arrested for possession of hijacked vehicle, unlicensed firearm seized

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

CAPE TOWN - Police members in this province will go the extra mile to satisfy their suspicions when dealing with offender members who fail to abide by the law.

On Friday 25 June at about 19:00, members of the Flying Squad spotted a vehicle near to Zevenwacht Mall in Kuilsriver and followed their instinct to pursue the vehicle. When they reached the intersection of Strand and Stratford Road, they brought the suspicious vehicle with five occupants to a halt. The members called for backup from the K9 Unit. The vehicle used by the suspects was reported stolen earlier during the month in Lingelethu West. When the members, assisted by the explosive dog searched the vehicle, they found a revolver. Five suspects between the ages of 21 and 30 were arrested and detained. Once charged they will make a court appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of a hijacked Vehicle.

The community is encouraged to share criminal activities by calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111.  


Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi
021 417 7587 & 071 6048321



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