Bloemfontein: Three suspects aged 18- 28 years have been arrested after they were found in possession of ammunitions at their house in Mangaung location; Bloemfontein.
Information was received about the suspected stolen firearm and ammunitions been kept at certain house in Mangaung location. On Thursday, the members of Parkweg Task Team conducted an unannounced raid, at the alleged suspected house.
Upon executing the search at the house, 18X R5 rifle rounds were retrieved from the plastic bucket which was found been hidden outside at the back of the house. Further investigation will be conducted to trace the lawful owner as well as to establish any usage of such ammunitions in other serious and violent crimes in and around Bloemfontein.
The arrested suspects will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate`s Court soon on charges of illegal possession of ammunitions.
Major General Piet De Wet, the Cluster Commander of Parkweg has reiterated that the police are committed in fight against crime and ensuring that the community are and feel safe. He commended the members for good work and encouraged the community to come forward and report criminal activities. Information may be reported anonymously on 08600 10111. All information reported will be treated as strictly confidential.