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Man busted in Bethelsdorp with firearm stolen in Booyens Park

Nov 11, 2019
Man busted in Bethelsdorp with firearm stolen in Booyens Park

Port Elizabeth - A 26-year-old man from Bethelsddorp, in Port Elizabeth, is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by police for the illegal possession of a firearm.

"Continuous seizures and confiscation of illegal and stolen firearms is a step closer to reducing serious and violent crimes as well as firearm related crimes," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"On Friday, at about 21:05, SAPS Bethelsdorp members were patrolling in a hotspot area in Booysens Park when they noticed a suspicious male in Prince Street.

"The members stopped and on searching him, found a firearm under his armpit."

Col Naidu said that the the suspect resisted but was overpowered by police.

"The firearm, a 9mm pistol was reported stolen in Nooigedacht Road in Booyens Park, Port Elizabeth, in October 2019," she added.

"The 26-year-old suspect is detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition."

He will appear in the Port Elizabeth magistrates’ court on Monday.

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