Man nabbed for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Laudium

Man nabbed for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Laudium

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Laudium Police were performing normal duties including stop and searches around Laudium CBD on Monday morning when members spotted a white Ford Fiesta with four males occupants looking suspicious on 4th avenue around 11:00am.

The vehicle was then approached and stopped, upon searching both drivers, occupants and the vehicle, one of the suspects was found to be in possession of one (01) Astra 35 magnum firearm with serial number filed off and five (05) x magnum live ammunitions which the suspect couldn't account for. 

The suspect, a 43 year old was immediately arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In a separate incident, three suspects aged 23, 24 and 28 years old were arrested for theft from motor vehicle last Thursday.  

It is alleged that the victim parked his vehicle along the street around 20:00 and went in the yard.

It is further alleged that he later decided to go back to the vehicle and found that the rear window was broken. The following items: radio , two speakers, sub-hover and battery was stolen. 

Thorough investigation by Police led to the arrest of the suspects.

In another incident, a 26 year old man was arrested for possession of suspected drugs on Friday morning at Himalaya heights flats.

Police spotted a man looking suspicious, upon searching him a tablet suspected to be mandrax was found in his pocket. 

The suspect was immediately apprehended.

In another incident Police Sgt Maluleke of Laudium SAPS Detective branch managed to secure a conviction of 26 year old Mokoena Montsi for malicious damage to property for three months in imprisonment handed at Atteridgeville Magistrate court on 2020-09-04.

Suspect was arrested for various offences including assault common/GBH and driving while under the influence of alcohol. 

Laudium SAPS Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Nkwane  applauded members for a job well done, their swift response on information provided and ensuring that the suspects brought to book.

Station Commander further applauded members of the Community for the continuous partnership with the police on fighting crime.

''We will continue to leave no stone unturned to ensure that our communities are and feel safe,” she added.  

“Together we can create a safer community.”

All suspects arrested appeared and others will appear in the Atteridgeville Magistrate court soon.


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