Arrests made in Simon's Town naval base burglary

Two people have been arrested after hand grenades, firearms and ammunition were stolen last weekend.

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CAPE TOWN - Two people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the Simon's Town naval base.

Hand grenades, firearms and ammunition were stolen during the break-in last weekend.

Hawks Head Berning Ntlemeza has confirmed the stolen weapons have also been recovered.

The Hawks' Lloyd Ramovha says: "We can confirm that an overnight blitz by the Hawks and crime intelligence has resulted in the arrest of two suspects aged 18 and 26 early on Thursday morning for their suspected involvement in the naval base burglary over the weekend."

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato claims this is the third break-in at the base this year.

Plato says the theft of guns will have a severe impact on the safety of Western Cape residents, because the weapons will most likely end up in the hands of gangsters.