Despatch resident finds firearm dumped in street

MAY 10, 2017
Despatch resident finds firearm dumped in street

Police in Despatch are investigating after a resident discovered a 9mm Norinco that was found abandoned in Church Street, Uitenhage, and was handed in at SAPS Uitenhage. 

"It is believed that this firearm was used in the commission of the alleged robbery and it will be send for ballistic testing," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

Uitenhage Station Commander, Brigadier Laurence Soekoe praised the community member for his alertness and said that the recovery and seizure of the firearm is a direct result of community assistance in our fight against crime.