Four theft suspects arrested in Cape Town, weapons confiscated

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CAPE TOWN – Police in Cape Town had success on Wednesday when they confiscated three firearms.

Western Cape Provincial Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said four suspects were arrested at Browns Farm after police followed up on reports of their alleged involvement in two business robberies there. at two weeks.

He said that around 7 a.m., officers pounced on the suspects in the informal Ramaphosa neighborhood.

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“The police pounced on the first suspect while he was still asleep and his arrest led to the arrest of two other suspects who allegedly stored the firearms they were using to commit a crime.

“Instead, the two suspects took the police back and forth, and as they returned from another area where the suspects took them to retrieve the guns, they encountered a suspect guarding the guns. fire arms.

“This suspect took the police to a cabin where the two guns, a 9mm Norinco and a Glock, were hidden,” Van Wyk said.

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The suspects are believed to be involved in thefts targeting electronic phone vehicles in the Browns Farm area.

He said the four suspects, aged 21 to 27, are expected to appear in Athlone Magistrates’ Court and will be charged with possession of illegal firearms, armed robbery and business theft.

In an unrelated case, at around 7:30 a.m., members of the Provincial Public Order Police (POP) were conducting visible patrols and stops and searches on Bontebok Street in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain, and noticed a man suspect.

The man attempted to escape arrest but was arrested and searched and found in possession of methamphetamine and unga (heroin).

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The 27-year-old has been arrested and is expected to appear in court.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man was arrested during an intelligence operation at Site C, Khayelitsha, when a woman stopped police and told them a man had pointed a gun at him. . She gave her address to the police.

Police rushed in and found the man in possession of a 9mm pistol.

He is expected to appear in Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court for possession of an unlicensed firearm and pointing a firearm.

African News Agency

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