23-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm – Western Cape

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Members attached to Atlantis SAPS Crime Prevention were conducting stop and search operations in Magnet Circle, Atlantis when they noticed a male person standing under a light pole.  When approached, the suspect ran away but was apprehended and found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson .38 Special Revolver and ammunition.

The firearm was not reported as stolen, but the person found to be in possession thereof was not the legitimate owner. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested and will appear in Atlantis Magistrate Court on Monday, 31 May 2021, on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

In an unrelated matter, on Friday, 28 May 2021 at about 20:30, Elsies River police arrested a suspect who was caught cutting Telkom underground cables on the corners of Liedeman Street and Old Stellenbosch Road.

Whilst patrolling the Elsies River area they received a complaint of fighting in Clarke Estate. Upon arrival at the scene it became evident an unknown male person was allegedly trapped inside a manhole. Fire and Rescue services was requested to free the unknown male who was subsequently freed and lifted to safety but found to be in possession of 56 metres of Telkom cables hidden in a huge bag.

The 31-year-old male suspect was arrested and detained on charges of tampering with-, damages or destroying of essential Infrastructure at the Elsies River SAPS and once charged will appear in the Goodwood Magistrate Court

On Friday 28 May 2021, at about 08:45, Manenberg SAPS members were conducting Crime Prevention duties, when they noticed a male person, standing on a corner. They approached and searched him and was found to be in possession of 17 sachets of Methamphetamine.

The 25-year-old male was arrested and detained at Manenberg Police SAPS and will appear at Athlone Magistrate Court on Monday, 31 May 2021, on a charge of possession of drugs.