Monday, September 17, 2012

Trolley pushers ‘had rifle’

JOHANNESBURG residents were warned to be careful when dealing with rubbish collecting vagrants as they may be potential criminals, Gauteng police said yesterday. 17 September 2012 | CRIME REPORTER This comes after police in the Brixton recovered a rifle wrapped in cloth in the possession of two vagrants. “Members of the public are warned to be careful when dealing with people collecting rubbish for recycling, as they may be potential housebreakers and robbers,” police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said. He said that on Friday afternoon two men pulling a trolley of recyclable rubbish were blocking traffic on Empire Road. Police approached them as one looked suspicious. “...They panicked. Their trolley was searched and police found an unregistered rifle...” he said. It is possible that the rifle is from a housebreaking, he said. The pair were arrested and will appear in Brixton Magistrate’s Court today for possession of an unlicensed firearm. Police in Johannesburg also recovered eight guns – “... seven 9mm pistols and a revolver, suspected to have been used to commit serious and violent crimes,” Dlamini said. He said 107 arrests were made for crimes such as possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of drugs, possession of stolen property, theft, and offences related to alcohol and abuse. – The Citizen - Comments by Sonny - Only one of the tricks of the trade. That's where all the stolen dust bins land up - in the local squatter camp. One can hear them being wheeled past between 02:00 - 04:00 when all the police are asleep in their patrol vans and charge offices . While some Policemen/women are dying to serve you - Others are sleeping to avoid you! THAT'S WHY THE 00:00 - 04:00 PERIOD IS CALLED THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT!

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