Crime wrap: Mitchell's Plain

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  • Beacon Valley: A 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday 8 July at 16:00 after the Anti-Gang Unit found a firearm and ammunition in his possession. While busy with crime prevention duties they received tip-off about a firearm being delivered at a house in Clairwood. They searched the premises, finding a black 38 special firearm. The serial number was removed and there were two live rounds. The suspect appeared in court on Wednesday 10 July and is believed to be a gang member.

  • Tafelsig: A 29-year-old man was arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm on Monday 8 July at 23:45 by members of Operation Thunder. During crime prevention duties in Kilimanjaro Street, police spotted a suspicious car, stopped and searched it. They found a 9mm Glock with the serial number filed off, nine 9mm rounds in the magazine and one 9mm round in the chamber. The suspect appeared in court on Tuesday 9 July on a charge of possession of an illegal firearm.

  • Rocklands: Four men aged 26, 31, 44 and 45 were arrested for the possession of suspected stolen property on Friday 12 July at 02:30 by Mitchell’s Plain police. They appeared in court on Monday 15 July on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property. They were apprehended after the police spotted a suspicious vehicle at the corner of Weltevreden Road and Cedars Avenue. They inspected the car and discovered that it had been stolen in Manenberg.

  • Tafelsig: An 18-year-old man appeared in court on Monday 15 July on a charge of possession of an imitation firearm. He was arrested on Friday 12 July at 08:00 by Bellville police who were busy with crime prevention duties in Mont Blanc Street at the time. They stopped and searched the man and found a black imitation firearm in his possession.

  • Eastridge: Mitchell’s Plain Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 39-year-old man on Monday 15 July for the possession of ammunition. They were busy with crime prevention duties when they received information about ammunition being kept at a house in Ironwood Street. They went to the house and found 45 R5 live rounds. The suspect was arrested and later appeared in court on Wednesday 17July on a charge of possession of ammunition. He is not believed to be a gang member.
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