Top cop gets shooter’s gun

2017-08-29 06:01
Police took in a 9mm pistol after patrolling the Manenberg area last week.

Police took in a 9mm pistol after patrolling the Manenberg area last week.

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Following the recent spate of murders in Manenberg, Brigadier Enolium Joseph, commander of Manenberg Police Station, visited one of the crime scenes recently.

Joseph was joined by sector managers, including detective Warrant Officer Samuel September. Manenberg police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett says they also followed up on information on the most recent murder.

“[This was] part of the visible policing strategy to disrupt gang activity.

“Information was given on the whereabouts of the suspect who shot the 50-year-old man in Peta Walk. They visited an address in Vygieskraal Road where they arrested a 17-year-old suspect,” says Bennett.

While Joseph and September were driving down Thames Avenue they heard shots and saw a man with a firearm in his hand running in their direction.

“They confronted him and shots were fired. The shooter dropped the firearm and ran down Seine Road. Joseph gave chase but he evaded the police,” says Bennett.

A 9mm pistol was recovered on the scene and handed in for ballistic testing.

“Joseph is serious about breaking the back of this [spate of] gang violence and will do anything in his power. He needs the community to be more committed in stopping gang violence in the Manenberg area by reporting gang activity.”

V Anyone with information on gangs can call Manenberg Police Station on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111.

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