SEIZED: Unlicensed firearm found in Wellington

The four were allegedly caught in possession of an unlicensed firearm and stolen property, after a business in Riebeeck Wes was broken into.

Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut says: “The back-to-basics vigilance of Wellington police members paid off with the arrest of four suspects, aged between 32 and 35, last night around 9pm shortly after a robbery was perpetrated at a local business in Riebeeck West.

“Police reacted to the information broadcast over police radio and apprehended the fleeing suspects in Stokery Road, Wellington in possession of an unlicensed firearm, a stolen Mazda vehicle, cash and suspected stolen property.

“Once charged, the suspects are due to make a court appearance in Wellington on the charges against them. Their involvement in the business robbery is under investigation.”