Saturday, 22 June 2019

Welkom: A case of burglary was reported at Lakeview Welkom and information was followed up by members of Welkom Cluster Task Team which led to two firearms recovered inside a safe in the bush of Flamingo Pan. Firearms were returned to their owner but suspects are still at large.

On the 21 June 2019, the complainant reported a burglary at his residence Fiskaal street Lakeview; Welkom. Unknown suspects broke into the house to gain entrance and forcefully removed the rifle safe where it was mounted on the wall.

On the same day, members of Welkom Cluster Task Team received information which led them to Flamingo Pan in Welkom/Theunissen road. The rifle safe was found abandoned with two firearms inside, .22 Calibre rifle Springfield Model 84C, Stevenson 410 Bore shotgun, 200 X .22 calibre rounds of ammunition and 50 X 410 Bore shotgun rounds.

The complainant was contacted. He positively confirmed that those firearms and safe belonged to him. They were handed to him.

Should anyone have information leading to the arrests of these burglary suspects, Detective Lt Col. Goli Ngubeni of Welkom Detective Services can be contacted at cellphone number 082 372 0423.