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Middelburg police chance upon stolen vehicle, arrest five suspects

Nov 14, 2019
Middelburg police chance upon stolen vehicle, arrest five suspects

Middelburg - During the early hours of Wednesday morning, a random circulation of a suspected stolen vehicle led to the apprehension and arrest of five suspect and also the confiscation of two firearms and ammunition.

"This followed, after Middelburg Visible Police members, at about 05:30, on Wednesday morning noticed an unknown single cab white Toyota bakkie with two sleeping occupants parked infront of a homestead in Joko street, in the Kwanonzame locality of Middelburg," said police spokesperson, Captain Lariane Jonker.

"While the police officials were busy to circulated the vehicle for ownership one of the suspects jumped from the bakkie and ran away, but was shortly afterwards apprehended.

"On further investigation, and speaking to the owner of the homestead where the bakkie was found parked, another three suspects were arrested after the owner of the homestead identified a bag containing the illegal firearms and ammunition as belonging to the suspects."

Capt Jonker said that a .38 special revolver with six live rounds and a 9mm pistol with 15 live rounds were confiscated.

"Both firearms serial numbers have been removed and are unidentifiable."

The suspects, between the ages of 30 and 38 years of age, are due to appear in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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