AK47s found in car in Esther Park

SEBENZA SAPS, together with the JMPD and EMPD, made 22 arrests over the Easter weekend from April 13-17.

On April 13 a suspect was arrested in Esther Park for possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal firearm and ammunition. The suspect had two AK47s in the car.

According to Sebenza SAPS spokesperson, Col Sharon Tstotsotso, the suspect (32) is an illegal immigrant from Maputo and has no identification or passport documents.

“Sgt Barbara Tshunugwa and Const Brenda Kgdima was on patrol when they met up with a guy from a tracker company who told them about a hijacked silver Mercedes Benz,” said Tsotsotso.

One of Sebenza’s sector vehicles tracked down the stolen vehicle and blocked off the P91 near Founder’s View.

“They managed to apprehend the suspect and found gloves, a balaklava and the firearms. The vehicle was returned to its owner in Soweto.”

Five suspects were caught for attempting to rob a business. It was an inside job,” said Tsotsotso.

It is alleged on Saturday five security guards from a business in Sebenza loaded Koo baked beans into a van when Consts Koboko Chue and Charles Maba caught them while patrolling the area.

“One of the suspects kept guard outside the business, which was closed for the weekend, and ran into the warehouse trying to warn his friends.”

The suspects were arrested on charges of theft and possession of stolen goods.

Another 14 arrests were made from April 14-16 for drunk driving at a stop and search in Longmeadow. Sixty-nine traffic fines were issued and two arrests were made for possession of dagga.

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