The wheels came off for a suspected robber in Mitchells Plain this morning.
Just before 8am, Metro Police officers on patrol in Tafelsig were flagged down by a taxi driver who informed them that two men had robbed his passengers.
Armed with a description of the suspects and the direction they were last seen headed, officers took off and tracked them down soon enough.
After a short chase, officers caught one of the suspects and found him in possession of a 9mm pistol and six rounds of ammunition. He also had a cellphone on him, which was suspected to be stolen.
The 33-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of armed robbery, possession of suspected stolen property and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.