Three arrested for having gun in wendy house

2015-08-18 06:00
Sergeant Loyiso Sikota with the firearm and ammunition confiscated in Eastridge.

Sergeant Loyiso Sikota with the firearm and ammunition confiscated in Eastridge.

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Three men have been arrested for possession of an illegal firearm in Eastridge.

Officers of the Mitchell’s Plain police station were on routine patrol on Tuesday night last week when they saw a suspicious man coming out of a yard in Wildebees Street, says police spokesperson Constable Zandile Marashula.

“Immediately another suspect came out from the same yard. The members then stopped the two suspicious men and told them to return to where they had come from. The members then went to the back of the yard where these suspicious men were coming from and found a wendy house with another man inside,” she says.

The officers searched the wendy house and recovered a Z88 9mm pistol with the serial number filled off and 14 live rounds.

No-one wanted to own up to owning the gun, so the three suspects – aged between 18 and 25 years – were arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm

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