Man (25) steals brother’s pistol

2017-08-15 06:02

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for stealing his brother’s official firearm.

Officers were called to a shooting incident on Sunday 6 August at 02:30 while patrolling in Simonsig Street, Westridge.

On arrival they spotted a man throwing something away.

While one officer went to investigate, the other kept the man under guard.

They then discovered a Glock 9mm pistol with a magazine loaded with 15 9mm rounds.

The man was unable to produce a licence for the pistol and he was arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm.

Further investigation led to the discovery that the firearm belonged to the man’s brother, who is a traffic officer.

His official firearm and firearm permit had been issued by the provincial traffic ­department.

A case of theft of a firearm is also being investigated by police.

The man is expected to appear in court soon.

In an unrelated case, officers of the crime prevention unit received information about a firearm at a house in Ionian Street, Rocklands on Sunday 6 August at about 15:00.

On arrival, they searched a black Toyota which was parked inside the property and seized a 9mm pistol with a magazine and 12 9mm rounds.

Two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested.

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