Man arrested after rifle found hidden behind fridge

Police are trying to establish who owns this rifle which was found hidden behind a fridge

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.

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