A 24 year old suspect arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm and police uniforms in Uitsig, Ravensmead

Western Cape: In line with the SAPS’s vision to prevent and combat crime that may threaten the safety and security of communities, police members attached to Operation Combat went on an intelligence driven operation on Wednesday, 2018-05-30.

Members had received information from the public about firearms at a house in Hanekom Avenue, Uitsig, and their persistence paid off when they arrested a 24 year old suspect.

A search of the premises revealed that a firearm was stored at in a wendy house in the back yard and also several police uniform items.

Items confiscated:

One .22mm Old type of firearm

One police cap

One police pants

One blue police shirt with a name badge written Scheffers

One police winter coat

One police pepper spray in its holster

One hand radio holster

One private holster

One pair of handcuffs

The arrested suspect is due to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court soon for the possession of a prohibited firearm and police uniforms.

Source: South African Police Service