19 July 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

Three nabbed with illegal firearms in Taung  

by: Obakeng Maje     date: 05 June 2018

Three suspects are expected to appear at the Taung Magistrate’s Court soon to answer for charges of possession of illegal firearms. 
 
Taung Detective Branch, SAPS Crime Intelligence and K9 units in Hartswater and Kimberley SAPS Tactical Response launched a joint ad-hoc operation on Monday after a recent robbery of a well-known bottle store in Hartswater and other businesses in Taung.
 
Northern Cape police spokesperson, Captain Segio Kock said: “The armed robbery took place over the weekend in Hartswater and soon led to Pudimoe and Vryburg in the North West. Police followed up on information and spotted the suspects in a black VW Polo in Pudimoe, where the police stopped and searched them.
 
“Police found and confiscated two firearms, three live 7.65 rounds, one firearm magazine, three cellphones as well as the black VW Polo. The three suspects are charged with possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. The possibility of linking them to the business robberies that took place in Hartswater and Taung cannot be ruled out,” Kock said.
 
He said the suspects are expected to appear in the Taung Magistrate’s Court soon. Kock said the investigation continues.