Hawks nab Phoenix man found with suspected stolen smart TVs
The Hawks have arrested a Phoenix man who was found in possession of nine smart TVs suspected to be stolen.
Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo, spokesperson for the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, said the 39-year-old man was nabbed on Monday “for possession of goods suspected to be stolen and possession of an unlicensed firearm”.
The Hawks received information about a suspect who was in possession of suspected stolen goods. They proceeded to his premises where a search was conducted and nine smart television sets were found.
“Police also found a 9mm pistol with eight rounds of ammunition.
“The suspect was arrested and charged for possession of goods suspected to be stolen and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
“The seized firearm will be sent for ballistic tests to ascertain if it was used in the commission of any crime in the country.”
The suspect was due to appear in the Phoenix magistrate’s court on Tuesday.