Two suspects nabbed for possession of illegal firearm and possession suspected stolen vehicle

NELSPRUIT - A 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were nabbed on Friday evening (10 June, 2022) for possession of an illegal firearm and possession of suspected stolen vehicle.

According to the information the members were conducting an operation at Delmas together with Hazyview POP members, on the corner of R42 (Bronkhorstspruit road) and van Zyl street when they stopped a blue Toyota Avanza and searched it. During the search, it was ascertained that the vehicle was robbed from its owner at Evaton in August 2020.

While interviewing the 28-year-old suspect, a green Ford Fiesta stopped and the driver of the Ford indicated that he was the owner of the blue Avanza.

With the driver of the Ford was a female dressed in pyjamas and a gown.

As the female got out, one of the members noticed that the female's pocket gown was hanging more than the other one, which gave an indication and suspicion that there was something heavy inside.

The 29-year-old female was searched and an illegal firearm with empty magazine was found in the pocket of her gown.

Both were arrested on charges of possession of suspected stolen vehicle and possession of illegal firearm and will appear before the Delmas Magistrate’s Court soon.

The Provincial Commissioner of SAPS in Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has appreciated the commitment and dedication by members.

Source: South African Police Service