Grassy Park Station Commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, says the duo are members of the Dog Pound gang and are lucky cops did not open fire and kill them on Sunday.
He says the officers were on patrol in Duiker Avenue when they spotted a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy acting suspiciously.
“They were walking around in the early hours and as the officers got out of the van and approached them, the 21-year-old suspect took out a pistol and pointed it at the officers,” says Laing.
“He had so much plak he pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed and did not fire.
“They got a skrik and started to run away and the officers realising the gun jammed, ran after them and caught them.
“They threw the firearm away as they tried to escape, but the officers found a 9mm Norinco pistol with live rounds in the magazine.”
He says while processing the duo at the station, they were profiled and it was discovered that they were both “wannabe” hitmen for the Dog Pounds.
“They are not actual hitmen they are just wannabes, but this is how the gangs use them and give them krag.
“They are only kwaai when they have a gun in their hands.
“This is why we focus on getting the guns and drugs off the streets.”
Laing says he is gatvol of skollies who open fire indiscriminately and warns that Grassy Park cops are not sleeping.
“In the past week we have had two high-profile arrests for hitmen,” he says.
“As the gang wars continue in other areas, these skollies must know we are not sleeping and I am not playing with them.
“I am gatvol.
“To date we have a 70% arrest record for murder and attempted murder cases, but we can only carry on with the support of the community who must stand strong and give statements when they witness incidents.”