Suspects to face hijacking and possession of unlicensed firearm charges in court

WESTERN CAPE – The dedication of Operation Lockdown II members to keep our communities safe yielded positive results with the arrest of a 20 year old male for the possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of a hijacked vehicle and pointing of a firearm in Island Street, Site C, Khayelitsha on Saturday night.

The members responded to a complaint of a hijacking when they arrested the suspect who tried to evade arrest whilst in possession of a 9mm pistol.

Furthermore, the members arrested a 24 year old male for the possession of an imitation firearm in Delft. The members were busy with stop and search operations when they found the suspect in possession of an imitation firearm under suspicious circumstances.

Meanwhile Operation Lockdown II members deployed in the Nyanga area foiled a hijacking in EMD Road when three males tried to hijack an e-hailing driver after calling him for transport. The suspects robbed the driver of an undisclosed amount of cash and managed to evade arrest, while a 23 year old suspect was arrested inside the vehicle.

Once charged the suspects will appear in court on their respective charges.

In an unrelated incident, on Sunday, 2022-04-10 at approximately 14:45, Ocean view SAPS apprehended a suspect at Carina Way, Ocean View, who was found in possession of a black CZ P-9mm pistol.

The 43 year old suspect was arrested and detained for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and will appear in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s court tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 April 2022 on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service