Police recover 49 firearms in Gauteng

18 August 2015

The South African Police in Gauteng recovered 49 firearms and arrested  40 suspects over the past weekend.

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80 high quality watches, believed to have been robbed at jewellery shops, were also recovered at two houses in Soweto and Alexandra.

Four vehicles used as gateway vehicles were impounded for further investigations as they may be linked to several incidents of serious and violent crimes in the Province.

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The seizure of these firearms is a breakthrough in solving cases of serious and violent crimes including mall robberies, cash heists, house-robberies and hijacking of vehicles.

The suspects will be charged with attempted business robbery, possession of suspected stolen vehicles and goods as well as possession of unlicensed firearms.

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