According to police spokesperson Captain Joep Joubert, officers received a tip-off about a group of suspicious men in the parking area of the Brakpan Mall, Brakpan Herald reported.
“Police arrived at about 10.30am and found six men in a white Chevrolet bakkie,” said Joubert.
“It is believed that the men were planning to rob one of the local businesses here in the CBD.” he added.
Two 9mm pistols as well as ammunition were found in the suspects’ possession.
“It has since been established that one of the firearms was stolen in Mondeor, Johannesburg,” said Joubert.
The men face charges of being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
In a separate incident, the KwaZulu-Natal tracking team along with provincial crime intelligence, special task force and the Hawks arrested three suspects believed to had been planning an armed robbery in KwaMashu, North of Durban last month.
According to police, one of the suspects was said to have been out on parole after serving eight years in prison. His previous conviction came about after being arrested by the Organised Crime Unit.
Similarly, the Johannesburg Flying Squad arrested three suspects who had been planning to commit a business robbery in Mpumalanga in October.
The suspects had been charged with possession of unlicensed firearms.
– Caxton News Services