Seven suspects nabbed in blitz

2017-07-27 06:00

An Old Crossroads man has handed himself over to the police after allegedly killing his daughter’s boyfriend on Sunday night.

The man,57, alleged he shot and fatally wounded the man after a quarel between the two lovers in Ntsikizi Street.

“The suspect was apparently angry over what the deceased had done. After the incident the suspect handed himself over as well as his firearm,” said police spokeswoman Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi.

The man appeared at the Athlone Magistrate Court on Tuesday on a charge of murder.

. Sitshitshi also added that seven wanted suspects were apprehended over the weekend for serious crimes.

The arrest spree began on Friday afternoon with the nabbing of a 42 year old woman who was caught with an illegal firearm and ammunition in Nyanga.

“Police were conducting searches at two separate houses in the area when they recovered the firearm and three diamond stones. The firearm’s serial number has filed off.

.At a second house police recovered ammunition as well and two suspects aged 30 and 36 were arrested.

The latter appeared in the Philippi Magistrate Court for the possession of ammunition and the woman in the Athlone Magistrate Court for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition,” she said

.In another incident, four suspects aged between 26 and 40 were also arrested after a hijacking incident in Nyanga.

“Two suspects aged 30 and 37 were arrested in Delft after they hijacked a vehicle in the Nyanga area. The duo and two other suspects were driving a Toyota Conquest when they accosted the driver on Saturday night.

The vehicle was later spotted in Delft. A shoot-out ensued between the police and suspects which resulted in the arrest of two suspects, one suspect was shot and fatally wounded during the shootout. Two firearms were also recovered. A fourth suspect is still on the run but police are following up leads,” she said.

She said that the other two suspects that were arrested during the weekend were wanted on another unrelated hijacking incidents. “All the suspects appeared in court for their respective charges,” she said.

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