Two nabbed for theft in Tsakane

Two men were arrested in Tsakane for possession of unlicensed firearm and a stolen vehicle.

Tsakane – Two men, aged between 21 and 28, were arrested by the EMPD Public Order Policing Task Team members following a tip-off from concerned members of the Tsakane community on Thursday.

A 9mm pistol with three live rounds of ammunition, with its make and serial number filed off, as well as a stolen vehicle were recovered along Ndaba Drive at about 3pm.

EMPD Spokesperson Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago says the police received information that a male passenger in a black Audi sedan was in possession of a firearm.

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“A vehicle fitting the description was stopped and an unlicensed firearm was found on the passenger.

“The Audi was found to be a vehicle stolen in Klerksdorp in March 2013. The men were arrested.

“The duo were detained at Tsakane Police Station for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

“The recovered vehicle and firearm were booked in at the same police station.

“The pair is expected to appear in the Tsakane Magistrate’s Court,” he says.

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