Mitchells Plain Crime Prevention Unit members arrested a 21-year-old man for unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition in Beacon Valley on Sunday January 9.
They had been patrolling in Biljaart Street at 7pm when they spotted a man running over the field when he saw them.
While chasing the man, police saw him take a firearm from his waistband before running into a house in Judo Street.
Police found a 9mm firearm without a serial number with a magazine and 12 rounds of ammunition in a hole in the bathroom during a search.
In another incident, on Friday January 7, at 7pm, Mitchell’s Plain police received information about drugs being used at a premises in Zebra Crescent, Eastridge.
Police found one plastic bag containing nineteen .38 special live rounds and another packet containing 17 7.65 live rounds in a mattress.
A 51-year-old man was arrested and faces charges relating to the unlawful possession of ammunition.
On the same premises, in a wendy house, police found 20 .38 special live rounds under a pillow. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and faces charges relating to the unlawful possession of ammunition.
The community are urged to report all crime in their area by calling the SAPS Crime Stop toll-free line on 08600 10111.