Sunday, 22 August 2021

Theunissen: A woman wanted to buy a firearm and was robbed, she was assisted by a patriotic citizen. After a police chase, two suspects were arrested with a firearm and a toy gun.

On the 19 August 2021, a 42 year-old women from Theunissen allegedly went to buy an illegal firearm from two suspects. She met with the alleged sellers in Potgieter Street; Theunissen, when she realised that they gave her a toy gun.

One of the two men allegedly pointed her with a firearm robbing her of her handbag containing R3 000.00 and fled on foot.

A patriotic male who was driving by saw the robbery and chased the suspects until he managed to get the victim’s handbag with R3 000.00 and gave it back to her.

The police were alerted and the suspects were traced. They were arrested and found in possession of a 9mm Girsan with four live ammunitions and a toy gun.

The suspects are facing charges of armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and Illegal immigration.

The two suspects will appear in the Theunissen Magistrate’s Court on the 23 August 2021.