Cape Town cops shot at while on patrol, 3 arrested


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  • Three individuals had been arrested in Philippi, Cape Town, on Sunday after they had been discovered with weapons. 
  • According to police within the Western Cape, one was discovered with a faux firearm. 
  • Another particular person was arrested on Monday for failing to provide a gun licence.

Western Cape police on Sunday night time arrested three individuals for being in possession of prohibited weapons.

The arrests got here after one of many males fired pictures at a Philippi East officer on patrol in Thekwane Street in Lower Crossroads, police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk stated. 

Van Wyk stated a 26-year-old fired pictures from a transferring car. Police gave chase and the getaway car stopped after it crashed.

“The suspect was found in possession of a firearm without a serial number and six rounds,” he stated.

Meanwhile, in Nyanga, two males – aged 26 and 28 – had been arrested in Zwelitsha for being in possession of a faux gun and 4 rounds of ammunition. 

Information from Crime Intelligence led police to the home and a search was performed, Van Wyk stated. 

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He stated the three males had been anticipated to look within the Athlone Magistrate’s Court and can be charged for the possession of a prohibited firearm, imitation firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Van Wyk stated the Maitland Flying Squad responded to a taking pictures criticism in Manenberg on Sunday night time.

He stated one individual fled the scene once they noticed police approaching.

“The members searched the area where the suspects stood and found a 9mm pistol. No arrests were made. The firearm was handed in as an exhibit at Manenberg SAPS,” Van Wyk stated.

In an unrelated matter in Delft on Monday, police arrested a 40-year outdated after he failed to offer a legitimate licence for the firearm in his possession.

Van Wyk stated Delft police members had been conducting a Vehicle Check Point at round 12:15 on the corners of Delft Main Road and Symphony Way.

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They searched the person’s white Toyota Avanza and located a 38 Taurus revolver in addition to 5 rounds of ammunition.  

“The 40-year-old occupant was arrested and detained when he could not provide a valid licence to be in possession of the mentioned firearm. Once charged, the suspect is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on a charge of possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition,” Van Wyk stated.

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