Man bust with gun

2017-11-28 06:00

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on Saturday.

Mitchell’s Plain police officers were on patrol in Hockey Crescent, Beacon Valley at 17:10.

Police spotted the man, who turned around when he saw police and started running.

The officers gave chase and saw the man hiding an item behind an electric box.

When they caught the suspect and took him back to check for the hidden item, they found a firearm.

The black Astra 357 Magnum had six .38 Special rounds.

The man was arrested and faces a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and ­ammunition.

He is expected to appear in court on these charges today.

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