Village Heights boy arrested for stolen gun

Muizenberg police’s Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) arrested a 17-year-old boy from Village Heights for the possession of a stolen gun, on Monday January 16.

Officers had been conducting routine patrols in Trevor Siljeur Road, Vrygrond, near to a suspected drug merchant, when a group of men fled as they saw the officers approaching.

This was when one of the officers, Constable Fanelekile Komani, caught the boy who was in possession of a .45 Colt pistol, which was later determined to have been stolen in Parow in December 2001.

The station commander of Muizenberg SAPS, Colonel Ismail Daniels, was pleased with the arrest and said the removal of illegal firearms is a cause to which they remain committed.

* A 25-year-old Grassy Park man was bust by police last week when officers found him trying to stash an illegal pistol, ammunition and drugs underneath a wendy house.

Officers from Mitchell’s Plain Tactical Response Team (TRT) had been following up a tip-off about suspected drug dealing on Tuesday January 17.

As officers searched the house in Louw Avenue, the man pushed a white box underneath one of the wendy houses on the premises.

In the box, police found a 9mm Ruger pistol with two magazines and live ammunition, and mandrax and dagga. Police also seized an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man was charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as the possession of drugs and was due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday January 19.

Grassy Park police Station Commander Colonel Shaun Van Wyk says Grassy Park Police will maintain a zero tolerance approach towards criminals. He also praised the officers for a job well done and also the public for their contribution in the fight against crime.

Anyone with information on crime can call the police station at 021 700 3900 or Crime Stop at 086 001 0111.

All information will be treated as highly confidential.