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Willowvale man in custody over unlicensed firearm

Feb 28, 2017
Willowvale man in custody over unlicensed firearm

A 20-year-old man from Willowvale is expected in court on Wednesday after he was arrested by local police for possession of an unlicensed pistol.

"He was arrested on Monday, at about 14:00, at Songwevu Location, Shixini Village, Willowvale," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

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

"The suspect was also arrested for house robbery he allegedly committed in the same village."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect has been charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and house robbery.

"The suspect will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday."