Two suspects have been arrested and the owner of the gun has also been charged.
MEMBERS of the Kathu Crime prevention unit recovered a firearm that was believed to have been stolen out of a motor vehicle.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said police members, under the command of Sergeant Ben Eiman, Sergeant Mosesane and Constables Beatrice Canchibatho and Molema, responded to a complaint of theft out of a motor vehicle in Silverboom Street, Kathu, on January 24 at 7pm.
“The team that was accompanied by Andre Schoeman of Rhino Security, searched the veld on foot when they found two men hiding under a tree.
“After interrogating them, they were directed to the firearm that was stolen out of the vehicle.”
She said two suspects aged 18 and 19 years old were arrested and charged for theft out of a motor vehicle.
“A black and silver Taurus pistol, one magazine and 11 rounds of ammunition valued at R12 500 was recovered.”
Gamieldien added that the owner of the firearm was also charged for negligent loss of a firearm.
“The suspects are expected to appear in the Kathu Magistrates Court soon.”
The station commander of the Kathu police station, Lieutenant-Colonel Sandra Boshof reminded the public that the firearm amnesty period would come to an end on January 31.