Man caught with revolver

2015-09-01 06:00

A man was arrested on Tuesday evening last week when he tried to hide his unlicensed firearm and ammunition from the police.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the crime prevention unit arrested him while they were conducting patrols in the area.

“The crime prevention unit was performing duties in the Ottery Flats area when members saw a man with a black backpack. The man started running after seeing the police vehicle,” she says.

Kleinsmith says police then chased after the suspect when they noticed he removed something from the bag and threw it away.

“[The suspect] took something out and threw it in a yard in Frank Way, Ottery. Members apprehended the suspect and upon investigation members found a black Smith andamp; Wesson .32 firearm with a serial number and three live rounds.”

The suspect lives in Ottery Flats and has already appeared in court.

In another incident on Thursday morning last week, Kleinsmith says, the police received a tip-off about where stolen property was being held at a home in Grassy Park.

“Sergeant Tyronne Crouster, sector manager of Grassy Park, received information that stolen goods were kept at a residence in 6th Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene, the members found bricks on the property. The members interviewed the house owner who pointed to the person who brought the bricks there,” Kleinsmith explains.

Upon further investigation the owner of the bricks was located and he laid a charge of theft.

“According to the owner he packed the bricks in his yard the previous day and when he checked again it had been stolen.”

The suspect appeared in court on charges of theft and for being in the possession of stolen property.

Acting station commander Lieutenant-colonel Christiaan Esau commended the members under his command for a job well done.

Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential

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