Benoni Flying Squad arrest three, recover two firearms

On Wednesday 11 October, members of Benoni Flying Squad arrested three suspects and recovered two firearms in separate incidents.

At around 05:00, an off-duty police received information about suspects who had jumped a wall at a complex in Odendaal Street, Boksburg North. Those suspects then jumped back over the wall into the street and attempted to run away but were cornered by the security.

The sergeant then put on his uniform and started work earlier by going to the crime scene. Upon his arrival, he found the two suspects subdued by the security in the street. With them was a pillowcase, allegedly that was carried by the suspects.

Upon searching the heavy-laden pillowcase, the officer found a hacksaw, pick head, bolt cutter, numerous other housebreaking implements and an unlicensed. 22 pistol with the serial number filed off. The 27 and 38-year-old suspects were immediately arrested and will be appearing before the Boksburg Magistrate’s court facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of housebreaking implements.

After reporting on duty, the sergeant responded to a complaint following information received through Crime Intelligence from a security company about a man carrying a firearm seen walking near the veld along Modderbee Road. Members rushed to the scene where a person matching the description was arrested after being found in possession of a Star 9mm short pistol and four live rounds of ammunition.

The serial number of the pistol was tested and came out to be reported stolen on a Phoenix case from 2019. The 27-year-old suspect will be appearing before the Benoni Magistrate’s Court facing a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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