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Cape Town – Police in Cape Town arrested four suspects on Tuesday on various charges including possession of a stolen vehicle and for an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

On Tuesday afternoon, members of the Grassy Park police were on patrol when they spotted a vehicle without a number plate in Klip Road, Lotus River. On closer inspection they found that the digits on the licence disc had been scratched out, the ignition and the driver’s door lock had been broken, and the bonnet cable had been cut.

“The vin number matched a vehicle that was reported stolen in Athlone,” said Western Cape police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana. “Three male suspects aged 28, 26, and 34 were arrested on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle.”

In a separate incident, police from the same SAPS unit were patrolling in the Ottery area when a 28-year-old male suspect – having seen the police approaching – began running. A chased ensued and police saw the suspect throw something into a nearby yard.

“A black Smith Wesson model .32 firearm with three rounds of ammunition was seized,” said Rwexana.

The suspect was apprehended and arrested on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

“Police will continue clamping down on crime and maintain a zero tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime,” said Rwexana.

“Anyone with information on crime is requested to phone the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop at 0860010111.”

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