Metro police arrest suspect for the possession of a firearm

City of Cape Town Metro Police officers arrested a 35-year-old suspect for the possession of a firearm and ammunition on Thursday morning.

The officers were doing patrols with their law enforcement colleagues when they noticed the male along Eleventh Avenue.

The suspect attempted to run away while the officers were asking him questions.

According to the City of Cape Town Metro Police spokesperson, Superintendent Ruth Solomons, the officers found a firearm and seven rounds of ammunition in his possession.

“At around 04h00 officers on patrol with the Law Enforcement counter parts notices a suspicious male walking around in 11th Avenue. They stopped and requested permission to conduct a search, while interviewing the individual he attempted to run away. Officers gave chase and found a 7.65mm pistol and seven rounds of live ammunition in his possession. A 35-year-old suspect was detained at Steenberg SAPS. This is the 9 illegal firearm that the officers have recovered in the last three weeks, they also recovered a firearm while arresting two suspected hijackers in Phillipi East during this period”, she added.


Done by: Alungile Njemla


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