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Walmer woman expected in court after robbing friend of her firearm

Dec 13, 2018
Walmer woman expected in court after robbing friend of her firearm

A 30-year-old woman from Walmer is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of robbery, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

According to police information, the woman and the complainant live together in Community Road, Walmer.

"It is alleged that at about 11:00, on Wednesday, the complainant was cleaning her 7,65 pistol when the suspect (her friend) grabbed the firearm from her and ran away," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The complainant went to the Walmer police station and reported the robbery."

Woman arrested hours later in Walmer with firearm

She said that at about 16:00, Walmer police officers received information about the possible whereabouts of the suspect.

"She was arrested at a house in Moore Street, in Walmer, with the firearm in her possession."

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