Police members attached to Elsies River SAPS delivered on their mandate to make local communities safer when they acted on information about a firearm at a residence in Springbok Place on Friday evening (August 2020).
Upon arrival at the residence they searched a 23-year-old man and found an unlicensed firearm as well as ammunition in his possession.
The suspect is still in custody and due to appear in the Goodwood magistrates’ court on Monday, 24 August 2020.
In an unrelated incident on Friday morning (21 August 2020), during crime prevention patrols, members saw a suspicious looking person in Forest Drive, Elsies River.
They approached the man in order to stop and search him. Upon seeing the police approaching he fled on foot. A chase ensued and the man dropped something that was later discovered to be a firearm with ammunition.
The suspect is still at large and police are following up on information with a view to finding the culprit.
Source: South African Police Service