Crime wrap: Retreat

2019-07-23 06:25
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  • Lavender Hill: A suspect’s freedom came to an end when he was arrested with a firearm in Urfield Road. While busy with stop and search operations on Saturday 15 June, the Steenberg Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 27-year-old man at 23:00 who was in possession of a .38 special revolver.

  • Steenberg: The circumstances surrounding a shooting incident in Sonata Street in Steenberg at about 12:18 on Friday 28 June are under investigation by Steenberg police. A 31-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded and a 28-year-old man was shot and wounded. The motive for the shooting is believed to be gang-related. The suspects fled the scene and have not been arrested yet. The victim was taken to a medical facility for medical attention.

  • Lavender Hill: A man (42) was arrested with an unlicensed firearm in Shepherd Way at 19:15 on Tuesday 2 July. Police spotted the suspect and searched him and found him in possession of a 9mm pistol and 6 rounds of ammunition.

  • Lavender Hill: On Wednesday 3 July at about 06:50, a 30-year-old suspect was arrested with a Cz 9mm pistol with seven rounds of ammunition. Police were conducting patrols when they saw the suspect and pursued him, finding him in possession of an unlicensed firearm. The suspect was charged and is set to make an appearance in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

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