Unlicenced guns found on suspects

Efforts to ensure the safety of the community resulted in the arrest of two suspects with unlicenced firearms during the early hours of Saturday 11 August in Lwandle.

Officers of the Lwandle Crime Prevention Unit acted on information about two armed suspects driving a white VW Polo who made an attempt to hijack a vehicle earlier in the day.

Eager to apprehend the criminals, the officers searched the area until the vehicle was spotted in Mbambiso Road.

After the passenger pointed his firearm at the approaching police officers, he was shot and wounded.

Both suspects were arrested and found in possession of unlicenced firearms – a 9mm pistol and a .38 revolver with ammunition.

The suspects appeared on Monday and the case was postponed to 27 August.