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Suspect arrested, firearms, ammunition and a SAPS uniform seized

May 1, 2018
Suspect arrested, firearms, ammunition and a SAPS uniform seized

A 25-year-old male suspect will appear in the King Williams Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday following his arrest by the SAPS in King Williams Town after he allegedly demanded cash from a victim in the early hours of Monday morning.

"The terrified victim managed to escape from this gun-wielding suspect, who fired a shot and fled. 

"The SAPS, who were alerted conducted a search and managed to arrest the suspect in a car with a pistol," described police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"On searching the suspects residence in Dimbaza a police uniform a R5 rifle with 35 rounds were seized by King Williams Town police tracing unit, crime prevention and other specialised units."

She said that several charges including possession of unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of SAPS uniform was opened in Dimbaza.

The Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, commended the team for their swift action and added.

"The detective team who will be investigating this case will look into how this suspect came into possession of SAPS uniform as well as the possibility of him being linked to other cases. The firearms will also undergo several forensic tests," he said.

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