Police seize pistol and ammunition

2018-01-23 06:00
Police seized a 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition during patrols in Manenberg on Tuesday.

Police seized a 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition during patrols in Manenberg on Tuesday.

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Police seized a 9mm pistol with five rounds of live ammunition in Manenberg last week.

According to Manenberg police spokesperson, Captain Ian Bennett, a 24-year-old man was arrested for the possession of the pistol and ammunition.

“Manenberg Police Station’s Crime Prevention Unit, deployed within the precinct to do crime prevention, responded to a shooting incident in Greatfish Road.

Police were patrolling Greatfish Road when residents pointed them to a house and they searched the premises.

“They found a 24-year-old man fitting the description and, after searching the premises further, they found the 9mm pistol with five live rounds of ammunition hidden in the drywall of the house,” confirms Bennett.

The firearm’s serial number had been filed off.

V Anyone with information regarding any criminal acts can call Manenberg Police Station on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111.


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