The police in the Western Cape arrested eight suspects shortly after they allegedly conducted a business robbery in Kraaifontein.
Provincial police spokesperson Colonel André Traut said members attached to the Maitland Flying Squad apprehended the suspects.
He said on Thursday afternoon officers reacted to information after a business was robbed.
A residential property was identified and it was searched.
Eight suspects, aged between 25 and 45 were subsequently arrested.
“An unlicensed firearm, ammunition, an imitation firearm, and 239 stolen cellphones were confiscated,” Traut said.
The group are expected to appear in the Kuilsriver Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In a separate incident, officers attached to the National Intervention Unit assisted by provincial detectives conducted a raid at a residence in Braambos Close in Plattekloof where one suspect was arrested after being found in possession of drugs.
“During the raid officers confiscated equipment to cultivate cannabis, 954 cannabis trees and 321 mandrax tablets with a combined value of R1.3 million,” Traut said.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of the illegal possession of drugs.
In an unrelated matter, the police are seeking the assistance of the public for information regarding an accident which occurred on October 10, at about 7.26 pm along Robert Sobukwe Drive in Bishop Lavis.
The police say a 35-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle who failed to stop at the scene of the accident.
The woman died due to her injuries on her way to the hospital.
Anyone with any information about this incident can contact the investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Rochelle van Schalkwyk on 082 312 7221 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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