Anti-Gang Unit recover firearm in Vastrap

PORT ELIZABETH During the early hours of this morning, 12 October 2019, Anti-Gang Unit members recovered a Taurus .45 pistol after chasing two suspects in near Vastrap.

It is alleged that at about 04:00 members noticed two males walking in Auburn Rd, from the direction of Vastrap. When they approached these males, both ran through an alley leading to the dark shack area of Vastrap. One male was seen tossing something in the bushy area as he ran. Both males managed to get away. When members searched the bushy area, they found a black and silver Taurus 45 calibre firearm with a live round ammunition. The serial number has been filed off.

Firearm was confiscated and an enquiry opened.

Source: South African Police Service