Three suspects arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition in Nyanga

Western Cape: In line with the SAPS's vision to prevent and combat crime that may threaten the safety and security of communities, members deployed in the Nyanga Cluster did it again on Friday 11 May 2018 by arresting three suspects for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Three men aged 28, 29 and 52 were arrested in two separate incidents. Three illegal firearms and ammunition were seized in their continued efforts of clamping down on serious violent crimes in the Nyanga policing precinct.

As they patrolled Ingulube Road in Browns Farm they saw a white Toyota Avanza with several occupants in it. The vehicle was pulled over and as it came to a halt the occupants jumped out of the vehicle and fled in all directions. SAPS members gave chase and managed to apprehend a 28 year old man as he tried to bury in the sand a 9mm pistol with five live rounds of ammunition. He is wanted on several other cases including robbery, theft and illegal possession of a firearm.

The other 29 year old was apprehended after he dropped a .38 Special revolver. Both these arrested suspects will be appearing in court soon.

A 52 year old man was also arrested after SAPS responded to a shooting incident on the corners of Symphony Way and Lansdowne road. As members arrived they saw the man running to a field. Members gave chase and arrested the man in the bushes where they found a pistol lying on the ground. He will be appearing in court soon.

Members will continue to encourage the community to work alongside the SAPS in combating serious and violent crimes.

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity can contact SAPS on 10111 or Crime Stop on 0860010111.

Source: South African Police Service