Suspected hitman arrested for reckless driving to face murder charges

2016-07-02 22:22

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Cape Town - A reckless driver arrested with a loaded handgun is believed to be behind a spate of gang-related murders in Ravensmead, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the Hawks have taken over investigations into the 25-year-old alleged hitman.

“The suspect was arrested on Friday morning near Sea Point after SAPS members on patrol stopped and searched a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly,” he said.

“During the search of the vehicle, members managed to seize a loaded handgun. Preliminary investigations have allegedly linked the firearm to four recent gang related murders around Ravensmead.”

The man was arrested on murder and gun possession charges and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday.

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