Quick response leads to two arrests in East Rand

On further investigation, it was established that a vehicle that was recovered was hijacked in Mpumalanga.

Two suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, and were also found in possession of suspected stolen property of a hijacked vehicle in Dersley, Springs Advertiser reports.

Police spokesperson Captain Johannes Ramphora said: “The task team reacted to information about a hijacked VW Golf 7 at Cloverfield Street, Dersley, at approximately 11am on Saturday.”

Ramphora said, on arrival, they found the two suspects, aged 51 and 60.

“We searched the vehicle and found a revolver, two rounds of ammunition, 60 ID books suspected to be stolen and car registration papers,” says Ramphora.

Some of the ID books were without photos.

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On further investigation, it was established that the vehicle was hijacked in Mpumalanga in December.

Police are investigating whether or not the suspects are linked to previous cases.

Ekurhuleni East Cluster commander Major-General Girly Mumsy Mbele congratulated the task team on a job well done.

She encouraged the men and women in blue to be vigilant when executing their routine duties.

The suspects were detained at the police station and will appear in the Springs Magistrates’ Court soon.

Caxton News Service

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