Man hides gun under car seat

2016-11-22 06:00

A 30-year-old man was arrested after police found an unlicenced gun in his bakkie in Ottery on Thursday afternoon.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says officers of Grassy Park crime prevention were busy with crime prevention patrols in Ottery. While driving in Keith Road an officer spotted a white Nissan bakkie parked in the road. When approaching the bakkie, the driver tried to flee but was caught,” Kleinsmith explains.

Officers searched the bakkie and found the .38 Special Amadro Rossi revolver with five .38 rounds inside a leather holster under the driver seat of the bakkie.

The man from Strandfontein was arrested on charges of possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition, Kleinsmith says.

In another incident a 25-year-old man was arrested after police also found him in possession of a firearm last week.

Kleinsmith says the suspect was arrested last Monday afternoon.

“The Parkwood sector team was busy with crime prevention duties when they saw a man acting rather suspiciously. When searching the man, officers found a silver Taurus Brazil .38 Special revolver with a brown handle and 14 live rounds on him,” Kleinsmith says.

The Parkwood man was arrested on charges of possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.

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