Firearms including AK 47 recovered, two suspects in court

Umkomaas SAPS has reported that on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 7pm, a 55-year-old man was walking near Skusula township, on his way to his home in Thoyana area, Umkomaas, when he was approached by a known male.

The male struck the man on the head with a bottle, took his 9mm Taurus pistol from his holster and fled.

A case of robbery is being investigated by Umkomaas SAPS. On Monday, Warrant Officer L Naidoo of the Umkomaas SAPS, together with Const Giani and W/O S B Khumalo of the Umzinto K9 Unit followed up on information received and made their way to the suspect’s house where a search was conducted.

The suspect was found to be in possession of a 9mm Norica pistol and three rounds of ammunition. A further search was conducted inside the house and an AK47 rifle and 12 rounds of ammunition were found. A police jacket, an army jacket, a pair of gloves and two 9mm magazines were also seized.

Two suspects, a man and a woman aged 45 and 38 respectively,were placed under arrest.

They appeared in the Umbumbulu Magistrates’ Court on charges of robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. Station Commander Lt-Col Nene commended the police officers for the excellent work in arresting the suspects.

The firearms have been sent for ballistics tests to establish if they were used in any other reported crimes.

The Station Commander has requested members of the public to be vigilant and to report incidents of possession of illegal firearms and also drug trafficking.

It is only with information from the public that the police can rid residential areas of crime.

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MSCRS Reporter

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