Man doesn’t get away with filed-off number

2015-08-18 06:00

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A 24-year-old man was arrested on Friday night after police found him with a firearm and ammunition.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says Grassy Park police member Constable Nigel Richards was performing crime prevention duties when the suspect was spotted.

“[The suspect] started to run after he spotted the police vehicle in Strandfontein Road near to the Caltex garage in Ottery. The members then chased the suspect on foot and Richards caught up with him,” Kleinsmith says.

The suspect was searched and police found a black Z88 Parabellum with the serial number filed off, a magazine and 9 live rounds on him.

The suspect was arrested on charges of possession of a unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He appeared in court on Monday

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