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SAPS NEWS: Housebreaker Arrested Illegal Possession Firearm & Ammo, Stolen Goods Recovered


SAPS | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI
17 Nov 2018, KwaZulu Natal:

Media Statement from KwaZulu-Natal Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

Yesterday, Southport police and K9 Unit together with a security company arrested a 28-year-old suspect for housebreaking, theft as well as illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition at Umzumbe.

It is alleged that on the same day at 06:50, a 51-year-old woman who resides at Ridge View in Umzumbe, left her home for work and when she arrived home in the evening she found

her house had been looted. A great amount of personal property which included bags, clothes, three handguns and a shotguns were stolen. The suspect allegedly forced the door opened using a sharp instrument. The victim reported the incident to police and the search began.

Investigations led police and security guards into the bushes where the suspect was still in hiding together with the stolen property. He was then arrested and charged and will appear at Port Shepstone Magistrates Court on Monday 19 November 2018.

In another incident, a 35-year-old suspect is expected to appear today in the KwaMsane Magistrate Court for illegal possession of a firearm. On 15 November 2018, KwaMsane police were conducting crime prevention duties at Nkombose Reserve when they received information of a man in possession of an AK47 rifle. On their arrival on the said homestead a search was conducted and an AK47 rifle, one magazine and fourteen rounds of ammunition was recovered. The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly.

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