Man arrested in Orange Grove is charged with possession of a loaded firearm

Spokesperson for the Norwood Police Station, Captain Elliot Tshivhase.

A man was arrested in Orange Grove on a charge of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on 1 March.

The spokesperson for Norwood Police Station, Elliot Tshivhase said, “On-duty police officers alleged that while[driving] on patrol on the corner of 9th Avenue and 15th Street, they spotted a man hiding in the dark.”

Tshivhase added that this made the police officers suspicious, so they made a U-turn and stopped the man as he was walking away. The officers searched him and allegedly discovered a firearm with the serial number scratched off and loaded with six rounds of ammunition.

The man was arrested and will face charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Details: 011 483 4609.

Read: Strong intuition from Norwood police officers leads to arrest of two men with counterfeit US dollars.

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By Andrei van Wyk

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