4 Jun 2018, Cape Town: A man has been arrested in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain for being in the illegal possession of a shotgun and ammunition. Police spokesperson, Frederick Van Wyk says they received information about a suspect walking with the firearm in the area.
Officers on patrol saw the suspect and a high speed chase ensued. Van Wyk says officers followed the suspect into a house in Fitzpatrick Street where they saw him drop the firearm in a yard.
A 12-gauge shotgun and 10 live rounds of ammunition were confiscated.
The 31 year old suspect is expected to appear in the Mitchell's Plain Magistrates' Court today on charges relating to the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.