Two arrested with illegal gun, stolen car

2015-05-05 06:00

On Wednesday 22 April Maitland Flying Sqaud made two successful arrests after pursuing a stolen vehicle.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says at about 05:45 members of the Maitland flying squad were conducting patrols in Southfield when they notice a white Citi Golf.

“The police then tested the vehicle and it was positively stolen on a Claremont case during April 2015. The members then tried to stop the vehicle with two occupants,” she says.

The suspects resisted arrest and sped off in the vehicle.

“However, they drove into a pole on the corners of Hyde Road and the M5. One suspect tried to flee the scene but a police officer pursued him,” Kleinsmith adds.

She says the suspect who tried to flee was spotted throwing something away while the officer pursued him.

“The police officer however kept pursuing the suspect and upon catching and arresting him he went back to where the suspect threw an item away. They recovered an FEG R61 9mm firearm with one magazine and six live rounds,” Kleinsmith confirms.

She adds 13 more rounds were found on the suspect after searching them.

Two suspects aged 26 and 30 were arrested, both are from the Ottery area.

A case of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of illegal ammunition and possession of a stolen vehicle was opened for investigation

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