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Two arrested with illegal firearm after high-speed police car chase in Willowvale

Oct 23, 2017
Two arrested with illegal firearm after high-speed police car chase in Willowvale

Two men, both aged 22 years old, are expected in court on Monday after they were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm with eight rounds of ammunition.

"The suspects were arrested on Friday during the afternoon at Willowvale town," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Police saw a suspicious motor vehicle.

"The driver of the vehicle sped off as the police were about to search it."

He said that a chase ensued and the vehicle was caught.

"The firearm and ammunition were found inside the vehicle of the suspects," Captain Manatha said.

"The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime."

Both suspects will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday.