The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) Specialised Task Team arrested a male suspect found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and a reported stolen cellphone in Vosloorus on 29 November.
According to EMPD Acting Spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, officers on a crime prevention operation patrolling on Mnyama Street, stopped and searched a suspicious looking 41-year-old male.
Mokheseng says officers found and confiscated a 9mm parabellum pistol with filed off serial numbers, three live rounds and a black iPhone 7.
He adds that the nabbed suspect facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition was escorted to Vosloorus police station. As the docket was being registered a male complainant, armed with an empty iPhone 7 box had came to open a case of armed robbery, and positively identified the handcuffed suspect as an assailant who robbed him of his cellphone.
The detained suspect is expected to appear in the Vosloorus Magistrate’s Court soon.