Firearm suspect nabbed

BULGERIVIER — Peter Sello Modimolla was arrested for house breaking and theft in Vaalwater on Wednesday 20 March by Bulgerivier SAPS Detective Sgt Rita Kloppers and Detective Constable Segola.

They were investigating a case where two firearms, a rifle and a 9 mm pistol were stolen.

They received information that the suspect was in the Vaalwater area and Modimolla was arrested in his house with the assistance of Vaalwater detectives.

A 9 mm pistol with seven live bullets, 19 rifle bullets and a magazine were recovered.

The firearm and ammunition were identified as those stolen in Bulgerivier.

A case of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition was opened at Vaalwater SAPS.

Modimolla appeared in the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Friday 22 March and in the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday 25 March. The case was postponed to Monday 1 April for a formal bail application.

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