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Stolen Metro Police members firearm recovered, couple arrested

The South African Police Service in Bela Bela arrested two suspects aged 20 and 22 for Possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, following a tip-off on 3 May 2023 at Bela Bela.

Police received the information about the suspects who were in possession of unlicensed firearm at a hair salon, next to the old clinic in Bela Bela.

The Police immediately followed the information and searched the said premises. They then found a firearm, magazine and ammunition hidden behind the wardrobe in the bedroom of the suspects.

The female suspect alleged that the firearm belonged to her deceased father, however preliminary investigations by Police revealed that the firearm was reported stolen during October 2021 at Woonderboom SAPS in Gauteng Province.

Both suspects were arrested.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has applauded the Police for the arrest and acting quickly to the information which led to the removal of firearm in the hands of criminals.

Suspects will appear in Bela Bela Magistrate court on 05 May 2023 for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Police investigation continues.

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