Suspect arrested for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition in Steenberg

Western Cape: The vigilance of the Steenberg SAPS sector managers yielded success when they apprehended a 33-year-old male for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

On Tuesday 29 January 2019, at about 06:30, members attached to Steenberg SAPS were busy with patrols in Victoria Road, Steenberg after they received information of robberies taking place in the vicinity. While they were patrolling they noticed the two suspects and when the suspects saw the police vehicle they started to run. One of them was arrested and found in possession of a 9mm firearm with 15rounds of ammunition and will make a court appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's court once he had been charged.

Source: South African Police Service