Around 17:00 hrs yesterday, acting on information received, police ranks went to Lot 211 Garnett Street, Kitty, where contact was made with Lawrence Pollard, a 50-year-old clothes vendor of the said address, who was in the yard.

A search was conducted on his person, and a .32 pistol, with a magazine containing five live rounds of .32 ammunition, was found in his pants pocket. He answered in the negatuve when asked if he was a licensed firearm holder. Lawrence was told of the offences committed, arrested and cautioned.

The man claimed that he found the firearm in a drain sometime back. He was escorted to the Kitty Police Station, where the firearm and ammunition were marked, sealed and lodged to be taken to the ballistic section for examination.

Lawrence remains in custody and is slated to be charged soon.


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