Four nabbed for illegal firearms in Pta CBD

Police seized two pistols and eight 9mm live ammunitions with one magazine were seized which will be used for further investigations. Photo: Supplied

Four men arrest for possession of illegal ammunition in the Pretoria CBD at the weekend remain in police custody.

Pretoria Central police spokesperson Sergeant Tsietsi Lamola said the four were arrested last week Saturday.

Lamola said the men were travelling in a silver Mercedes Benz along Boom Street in the CBD where they were stopped and searched by police.

“The suspects were found in possession of firearms and ammunition without valid licences to possess firearms in terms of firearm control act,” said Lamola adding that the case was being investigated by the Pretoria Central detective unit.

“We seized two pistols and eight 9mm live ammunition [rounds] with one magazine.”

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The four briefly appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court and the case was postponed to Friday and were remanded in police custody for further investigations.

In another incident, a 44-year-old man was allegedly robbed of his cellphone and money in Marabastad last Friday.

“Two men carrying a knife approached him while he was walking along Bloed Street. At that moment, a police vehicle in the vicinity attended the complainant and arrested on of the suspects on the spot,” said Lamola.

The alleged attacker (21) is facing charges of possession of a dangerous weapon other than a firearm, police are searching for his accomplice who fled the scene.

Pretoria Central police station commander Brigadier Rienette Pieterse applauded the arrest.

“We are here to prevent anything that may threaten the safety or security of our community and to ensure that criminals are brought to justice,” said Pieterse.

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The man (21) is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s court soon.

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