Three suspects were arrested on June 26 on Voortrekker Road for possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and possession of a suspected hijacked vehicle.
“Police received a tip-off about suspects driving two vehicles, a silver Audi A4 and a Hyundai Sonata,” said Const Dipuo Ditshego, deputy spokesperson at Kempton Park SAPS.
“The police spotted the vehicles and pulled them off. While searching the Hyundai, the police found a 9mm pistol with its serial number removed and it was also established that the Hyundai was hijacked on Commissioner Street on May 31.”
Ditshego said nothing was found in the other vehicle but police suspect that the suspects are in cahoots in criminal activities where victims are followed from banks.
Police will investigate the case further.