Today at about 06:50, police attached to Steenberg SAPS followed up on information received from the community about a male robbing people at St. Bonniface in Lavender hill. On arrival they saw a group of men and one of them ran when he saw the police. The suspect took out a firearm from his pocket and ran with it in his hand. Police gave chase and the suspect was caught in possession of 38 Special Taurus and five rounds of ammunition.
Investigation revealed that the firearm was reported as stolen on a Wynberg case. A 34-year-old suspect from Lavender hill was arrested for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and is due to appear in Wynberg magistrate’s court once charged.
Source : South African Police Service