Woman arrested with R5 rifle

2015-11-03 06:00
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Manenberg police arrested a 28-year-old woman last Monday for the possession of an R5 rifle and ammunition.

The find took place after police patrolled the Manenberg residential area and were stopped by community members after hearing gunshots in the area.

Manenberg police spokesperson Lieutenant Ian Bennett says it was reported that gangs hid ammunition in a bin in Karen Court.

Police found 60 rounds of R5 ammunition in the refuse bin and followed up on more information which led them to Lilian Court.

“On searching the premises they found the R5 rifle in the possession of the 28-year-old female. She was arrested for the possession of the unlicenced rifle and ammunition,” says Bennett.

Colonel Hendri Hugo, station commander of Manenberg police, has warned gang members that the community has had enough of the violence and seeing innocent people getting shot and killed.

“The community will not allow this to spiral out in a gang war,” he says.

“We are nearing the festive season and we urge the community to continue to provide information on gangs and their illegal activity.

“We have deployed members to the affected area to increase visibility and stop and searches.”

Anyone with information that leads to the confiscation of illegal firearms and ammunition and the arrest of criminals will be financially rewarded, he says.

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