EASTERN CAPE – Concerted efforts to effectively fight the proliferation of illegal firearms in the Uitenhage Cluster paid off today, Saturday 23 May 2020, when alert members from the South African Police Service in Uitenhage acted swiftly after a report was received of a truck being hijacked in Caledon Street, Uitenhage at about 10:00. SAPS vehicles immediately rushed to Caledon Street, Uitenhage and members noticed the truck almost immediately moving towards the direction of Despatch.
As the truck approached Mills Street, Uitenhage, it suddenly stopped. Two males jumped out of the truck and SAPS members gave chase, leading to the apprehension of one male (35) and the successful recovery of a firearm and several rounds. Other SAPS officers managed to recover the truck with all the stolen property in Bubbs Avenue, Uitenhage.