Gun-wielding suspects nabbed

2018-05-10 06:00

Lwandle police are investigating two cases against two suspects in relation to a case in which police were shot at in Nomzamo on Tuesday evening.

This follows the arrest of two suspects, aged 32 and 38, by Lwandle police’s crime prevention officer.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama told City Vision that the police were patrolling the area when they stopped behind a suspicious-looking red Toyota Tazz.

“The driver drove over a red traffic light at the intersection of Onverwacht Road and Micheal Street in Nomzamo,” Gama explained.

“The officers gave chase and managed to stop the driver of the vehicle. They approached the car, but the two suspects jumped out and ran away on foot, while also firing shots at the officers,” he says, adding that the officers retaliated and managed to apprehend the suspects.

No-one was injured in the incident. When searching the vehicle, the police discovered a firearm.

Gama says the two suspects – the driver and a passenger – were arrested and charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and attack on police. The suspects will appear in Strand Magistrate’s Court.


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