Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for a Kraaifontein convenience-store robbery.
Officers apprehended the man in Mlenzana Street, Bloekombos, on Thursday August 14.
He was found in possession of an illegal firearm, according to Kraaifontein police spokesman, Captain Hein Hendricks.
Officers on patrol had spotted a red Toyota Etios linked to the robbery at the store in Brighton Road earlier in the day, Captain Hendricks said.
The robbers took R20 000 in cash, R5 000 worth of cigarettes and customers’ cellphones.
“Police searched the vehicle and discovered a 9mm pistol with the serial number filed off and several rounds hidden under the passenger seat.”
There were cloned number plates in the car boot.
“The suspect was arrested and detained at Kraaifontein police station on business robbery and possession of an illegal firearm charges,” said Captain Hendricks.
Police arrested two men, aged 18 and 19, in Wallacedene, on Friday August 16, for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Acting on a tip-off, officers searched a Konolo Street house where they found the Luger 9mm pistol and several bullets.
Captain Hendricks said the gun had been reported stolen in Nyanga in March last year.
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Skwatsha Street, Wallacedene, on Saturday for possession of drugs.
Police seized mandrax tablets, tik and dagga, all with a street value of R5 000.