Man arrested for illegal gun, ammo

Athlone police are searching for five men who robbed the OK Mini Market in Thornton Road, Athlone.

According to police spokeswoman Sergeant Zita Norman, the robbers, armed with guns, entered the store just
before 2.30pm on Wednesday July 31.

They took cigarettes,
R1 500 in cash from a safe
they forced staff to open, and a computer hard drive with CCTV footage. No shots were fired.

Meanwhile, police arrested a 33-year-old man in 11th Avenue, Bokmakierie, on Tuesday July 23, at 9.55am, for the illegal possession of a Luger pistol and bullets.

Call Athlone police station at 021 697 9238/39 if have information about crime.