WESTERN CAPE – Yesterday afternoon (2020-08-20) at around 13:30, members of Mitchell’s Plain Organised Crime Unit were busy conducting crime prevention duties when they acted on information about firearms being kept at a house in Juniper Street, Eastridge, Mitchell’s Plain. When police searched the premises they discovered one black 9mm Glock firearm, a black 9mm P38 pistol and several rounds of ammunition. In addition, the members found a VW Polo standing in the yard, had been hijacked in the Mitchell’s Plain area.
A 42 year old male was arrested and faces a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of a hijacked vehicle. The suspect is expected to appear.
In an unrelated matter, members attached to the Mitchell’s Plain Crime Prevention Unit on Tuesday, 2020-08-18 at about 05:30 they received information about a firearm that is kept at a house in Netball Crescent, Beacon Valley. Police searched the premises, and Norinco star firearm, with 22 rounds of ammunition were found. A 40 year old male man was arrested and he appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates’ court.

Source: South African Police Service

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