Stolen gun, drugs found by police

This man is wanted in connection with a robbery which took place in January.

A total of 561 people were arrested for various crimes in the Mitchell’s Plain cluster between Friday February 24 and Friday March 3.

The cluster includes Mitchell’s Plain, Lentegeur, Strandfontein, Steenberg, Grassy Park, Lansdowne, Athlone and Philippi police stations.

Thirty-eight houses were searched for drugs and 238 suspects were arrested on drug-related charges during stop-and-search operations.

Among the drugs seized were about 1.5kg of dagga; 563 mandrax tablets, 288g of tik and 41g of heroin.

A total of 12 suspects were arrested for domestic violence-related cases and two for being in possession of illegal firearms. Nineteen tracing operations led to the arrest of 36 wanted suspects.

A man is wanted in connection with a robbery that took place on Saturday January 28 in AZ Berman Drive, Beacon Valley.

A man was walking in the street when he was approach by two men who asked him for R5 for taxi fare.

After they were given the money, one of the men pointed a firearm at the man while the second suspect searched him, taking his personal belongings and cash. They then fled the scene.

According to police, the suspects were both wearing blue and white striped sweaters.

One suspect photo has a tattoo of a shooting star behind his right ear.

Contact Detective Constable Thembisa Ntwal-ana on 021 377 5119.

Police offer financial rewards for positive information which results in the successful arrest and prosecution of criminals.

A 28-year-old man was arrested for possession of 87 mandrax tablets in 6th Avenue, Tafelsig, on Wednesday March 1, at 11.55pm during a stop and search operation.

He will soon appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s court.

A man, aged 42, was arrested for being in possession of a stolen revolver and a packet of tik and a crushed mandrax tablet in Compassberg Street, Tafelsig, at 1.45pm, Wednesday March 1. The firearm had been reported stolen in Parow and the suspect is a known gang member.

Mitchell’s Plain station commander Brigadier Cass Goolam urged residents to exercise responsible firearm ownership.

He said residents should make sure that the firearm is stored in a safe and that the key is kept in safe storage.

Mitchell’s Plain police have requested that residents help trace the family of Vusi Stephaan Mlambo who died on March 3, last year, in Abdul Sayed Street in Rocklands where he lived.

He is believed to have lived in Grassy Park before that.

Anyone with information about the family can contact the investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Robert Hendricks at 073 1463 101 or 021 370 1600.