At approximately 20h10 Shift Commander Swanepoel, Area Manager Opperman and Armed Response Officer Muller were standing down at the service station in Panorama, when they noticed 3 males coming from Giel Basson direction, pushing a vehicle. Officer Swanepoel noticed that the vehicle did not have a license disk displayed in the window which raised some suspicion. He had the registration checked and the details came back as a stolen vehicle. SAPS were notified and dispatched. Shortly after they arrived at the scene and before detaining and loading the suspects into the van, they conducted a search. They found a pistol with 9mm ammunition. The suspects were transported to the police station.