GEORGE NEWS - A man from Conville (51) is scheduled to appear in the George Magistrate’s Court this morning after he was found in possession of an unlicensed Taurus 6.35 pistol that was linked to a burglary in George in 2005.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson Capt Malcolm Pojie, members of Conville Police were performing stop-and-search operations when they spotted a group of suspicious-looking men on the corner of Pienaar and Luister streets. As the police approached the group, the suspects dispersed and ran into different directions. The suspects were apprehended and during a search, the firearm was found on one of them.
“The suspect who was found in possession of the firearm was immediately arrested. The firearm was confiscated and with further investigation it was found that the firearm was stolen during a housebreaking that occurred in George in 2005,” said Pojie.
Police Provincial Management and the Eden Cluster Commander, Maj-Gen Oswald Reddy, praised the members for their vigilance and commitment to root out crime generators in his precinct, as stolen firearms contribute to the commission of other serious crimes that can claim the lives of innocent people.
The firearm will be sent to the police laboratory for ballistic tests to ascertain whether it had been used during other crimes.
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