Roxy de Villiers
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25 Nov 2016
3:14 pm

Cops find weapons, goods, hijacked cars at a Randfontein home

Roxy de Villiers

Police also found an unlicensed firearm in the driver’s possession.

Some of the stolen property the police found at the Toekomsrus home. Photo: Submitted

Members of the West Rand Cluster Police made major arrests on Thursday after pulling over a suspicious-looking vehicle, Randfontein Herald reports.

The two hijacked vehicles recovered from the home as well as various other number plates. Photo: Submitted

The two hijacked vehicles recovered from the home as well as various other number plates. Photo: Submitted

According to Sergeant Tshepiso Mashele, the West Rand Cluster Police spokesperson, the first arrest was made at 3pm on Thursday, in Orlando, Soweto.

Some of the stolen property, including a firearm, found by the police at a Toekomsrus home. Photo: Submitted

Some of the stolen property, including a firearm, found by the police at a Toekomsrus home. Photo: Submitted

Mashele said the department of community safety stopped a suspicious-looking vehicle in the area and, upon further inspection and investigation, found that the vehicle had been hijacked in Bronkhorstspruit.

Police also found an unlicensed firearm in the driver’s possession.

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The suspect later led the officers to his home in Toekomsrus where a second suspect was found. At the home were two other hijacked vehicles, 100 rounds of ammunition, an unlicensed firearm and a variety of vehicle keys and cellphones.

The two suspects, aged 39 and 21, were detained for being in possession of unlicensed firearms, hijacked vehicles and stolen property.

Brigadier Mashole Jacob Manamela, Randfontein station commander, was pleased with the excellent work done by the officers.

Manamela further said members of the community should work with the police to expose those that bring strife into their homes.

Some of the stolen property, including a firearm, found by the police at a Toekomsrus home. Photo: Submitted

Some of the stolen property, including a firearm, found by the police at a Toekomsrus home. Photo: Submitted.

– Caxton News Service