Collaboration between the police and the community led to the recovery of an AK47 rifle, four magazines and 260 rounds of live ammunition.

Three suspects aged between 22 and 28 were arrested.

In a separate incident, police arrested five suspects in Alberton last night after they were found in possession of a hijacked vehicle and unlicensed firearm.

The suspects allegedly shot at the police as they were stopping them and police retaliated.

Two suspects were shot and injured during the shootout.

All five suspects, aged between 22 and 40, were arrested and police recovered a hijacked vehicle, unlicensed firearm and live rounds of ammunition.

The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Deliwe De Lange, would like to thank the community for responding to the call for collaboration between the police and the community.