Boy, 15, nabbed for zip gun

Police confiscated a zip gun and arrested a 15-year-old boy after a murder in Willie Street.

Kraaifontein police arrested a 15-year-old boy with a home-made gun in Scottsdene, Kraaifontein on Sunday May 2.

Kraaifontein police spokesman Captain Hein Hendricks said residents had tipped the police off about the teen after a shooting incident in Willie Street, where one person was found dead.

The boy, who cannot be named, was traced to Koedoe Street in Scottsdene where police found him moments after the shooting in Willie Street. Captain Hendricks said nobody was injured in the shooting.

The boy was charged under the Children’s Act and is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Regional Court.

• Meanwhile, a 23-year-old Brackenfell man was arrested for being in possession of suspected stolen goods and housebreaking tools on Friday Morning April 30, Brackenfell police spokeswoman Erica Crous said.

While patrolling along the railway line near Okovango Road, Warrant Officer Herman van der Merwe was stopped by a group of pedestrians who informed him about two knife-wielding men who were robbing people under the Okovango Road bridge.

Warrant Officer Van der Merwe caught up with two suspects, who immediately threw away two bicycles and fled towards Scottsdene, where Warrant Officer Van der Merwe caught one of them.

Police say the man was carrying an Okapi knife and a device used for “remote jamming”.

The suspect appeared in the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on Monday May 3, charged with housebreaking and theft. He had bail set at R1 000 and the case was postponed to June 10.

The other suspect is still at large.

Captain Crous said police were still trying to locate the victims.