A 25-year-old man has been arrested for stealing his brother’s official firearm.Officers were called to a shooting incident on Sunday 6 August at 02:30 while patrolling in Simonsig Street, Westridge.On arrival they spotted a man throwing something away. While one officer went to investigate, the other kept the man under guard. They then discovered a Glock 9mm pistol with a magazine loaded with 15 9mm rounds. The man was unable to produce a licence for the pistol and he was arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm. Further investigation led to the discovery that the firearm belonged to the man’s brother, who is a traffic officer.His official firearm and firearm permit had been issued by the provincial traffic department.A case of theft of a firearm is also being investigated by police. The man is expected to appear in court soon.In an unrelated case, officers of the crime prevention unit received information about a firearm at a house in Ionian Street, Rocklands on Sunday 6 August at about 15:00. On arrival, they searched a black Toyota which was parked inside the property and seized a 9mm pistol with a magazine and 12 9mm rounds. Two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested.