Two arrested in Gauteng as three unlicensed firearms and four stolen vehicles recovered

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Gauteng police have arrested suspects in two separate cases and recovered three unlicensed firearms, four stolen vehicles and suspected stolen property on the West Rand.

Police were also notified about a robbery in Rustenburg in the North West. Law enforcement agencies were dispatched to search for the suspects.

Four vehicles, understood to be the getaway cars, were spotted.

Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says the suspects sped off in different directions and a high-speed chase and shootout ensued.

“Six suspects were arrested in a Quantum, one in an Iveco and one was arrested in a Ford Ranger and a Lexus was found abandoned with a pistol inside. Upon searching the Iveco, police recovered goods that were reported stolen during an armed robbery of a courier vehicle. No one was reported injured during the shootout.”

Makhubele says other suspects were arrested in the vicinity.

Unlicensed firearms recovered in Germiston

Meanwhile in Germiston on Wednesday, police who were patrolling in Germiston suspected a Quantum with eight occupants and stopped it. Upon the search, three unlicensed firearms were recovered and arrested all eight suspects in the vehicle.

The suspects will be charged with armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms, attempted murder as well as possession of stolen property and negligent driving.

They will be profiled to determine if they are not linked to other crimes.