In the early hours of Sunday 28 April 2019 ,Bishop Lavis Saps members conducted high density patrols in the Bishop Lavis policing precint combating gang violence. During their patrols they noticed a suspicious male walking, and as soon as he noticed the marked Police vehicle, he started to run. SAPS members gave chase and followed the suspect on the foot in the facinity of End Lane. As he ran into a nearby premises , he was seen dropping an object. The suspect was cornered and arrested. Once arrested he was returned to the spot where he dropped an object. One automatic Uzzi ,filled with one magazine and four live 9mm rounds was confiscated.
Station Commander Brigadier Christopher Jones praised his members for their commitment to eradicate illegal firearms off the streets of the suburb we love. The community should realise that they cannot protect their sons and daughters involved in criminal gang activities. A high powered assault rifle in the hands of an untrained individual, can lead to the death of many innocent lives.