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53-year-old wanted robber busted for illegal firearm possession

Jun 13, 2018
53-year-old wanted robber busted for illegal firearm possession

A 53-year-old wanted robber is expected in court on Thursday after he was arrested by Port Elizabeth police for illegal firearm possession on Monday night.

"At about 19:00, members of the Motherwell Cluster Operational Command Centre were busy following up information when a 53-year-old wanted suspect was found standing in Makubalo Street, Kwazakele, close to a tavern," said police spokesperson, Capt Andre Beetge.

"On searching the suspect, he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and 11 rounds of ammunition.

"The serial number of the firearm was filed off, but police will send the fire arm for forensic analysis to determine its origin as well as if it was used in other crimes."

Capt Bettge added that the suspect was also a wanted person in a robbery case in Addo which took place in May 2016.

"He will be appearing before the New Brighton Magistrate's Court for the possession of a firearm and ammunition."