Unlicensed firearms, drugs and other evidence recovered during the arrest of member of the Sandton City "Rolex Gang".
SANDTON - Two suspected "Rolex Gang" members have been apprehended by police on Tuesday night.
The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane welcomed the arrests.
Sandton Saps Crime Combatting Team arrested the two men after they in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, possession of drugs and dangerous weapons.
The police recovered two unlicensed firearms and ammunition with filed serial numbers, 9mm pistol with one magazine containing 13 live rounds of ammunition, one HMC submachine gun with one magazine containing 21 live rounds of ammunition, one sachet of cocaine, two Okapi knives, two balaclavas, and two pairs of hand gloves.
The suspects will face charges relating to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, drugs as well as dangerous weapons.
The "Rolex Gang" is notorious for following their victims and robbing them of expensive watches, jewellery, handbags and gadgets in Sandton and surrounding areas.
"I am delighted that the law enforcement agencies are closing in and dismantling the “Rolex Gang” cartel."
"These criminals have been, for quite some time, instilling fear to shoppers in Sandton and surrounding areas," said MEC Nkosi-Malobane.
The MEC affirmed her confidence in the police to close the case and send a message of zero tolerance against crime.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating a business robbery after a jewellery store was robbed at Menlyn Mall in northern Gauteng on Monday evening.