PE cops swoop on stolen rifles

Port Elizabeth police have recovered two stolen rifles in as many days after receiving  tipoffs from the general public.

Investigators have been awaiting ballistic take a look at outcomes to ascertain if the weapons have been concerned in another crime.

On 10.30pm on Monday, officers obtained data that two males strolling in Tyinira Road, Motherwell, have been on their technique to ship a firearm.

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu stated officers on patrol noticed the suspects carrying one thing wrapped in a blue blanket.

“As quickly because the members stopped their car, one of many males dropped the blanket and each started working in several instructions.

“A rifle with a scope was discovered contained in the blanket,” Naidu stated.

The rifle was reported stolen in Bethelsdorp in September 2006.