Suspect appeared in court for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition

Potchefstroom: A 25-year-old suspect was remanded in custody until Wednesday, 20 February 2019 when he appeared in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Friday, 15 February 2019 for illegal possession of firearm, two magazines and ammunition.

The suspect's court appearance emanated from his arrest on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 in Letlhabile Township outside Brits. According to information available at this stage, the police were in an operation when they conducted a search at the suspect's place at Checkers Section, Maboloka village. The search led to discovery of a firearm with a filed off serial number, two magazines and two ammunition. The suspect was arrested after failing to account for the possession.

Preliminary investigation linked the suspect to an attempted murder and armed robbery cases that were committed on Sunday, 16 December 2018 at Maboloka village near Letlhabile.

Source: South African Police Service