A Port Elizabeth man has been arrested after police found a modified hunting rifle hidden behind his fridge.
Police spokesman Constable Mncedi Mbombo said police raided the man’s house at about 11.40pm on Monday after receiving a tip-off about a stolen firearm stashed inside the Luzipho Street house in NU10, Motherwell.
“Police went to search the house and they found a hunting rifle hidden behind the fridge,” he said.
The hunting rifle barrel had been sawn off and a scope was fitted to the top.
Mbombo said police were styling to establish who the gun belonged to.
The 20-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.