On Friday 5 January 2018 at 22:00, Khayelitsha SAPS members were patrolling in Site C, Khayelitsha, with a marked police vehicle. They received information about a vehicle with occupants suspected to be in possession of a stolen firearm.

It was a Toyota Corolla Registration number ZSN 869 GP. They spotted the vehicle and gave chase. The occupants managed to escape from the vehicle and ran into a nearby shop where police managed to apprehend two suspects.

They found also ammunition in the vehicle. Proceeding further with the investigation, they searched the shop where they found a hidden firearm and they arrested three more suspects.

The serial number of the firearm, a Norinco pistol, was filed off and ten rounds of ammunition were also confiscated. The five suspects were detained at SAPS Khayelitsha for the possession of illegal firearm and ammunition.

These arrested suspects are due to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court on Monday 8 January 2018, on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.