Alexandria farmworker expected in court for firearm theft

AUGUST 17, 2015

A 30-year-old male is due to appear in the Alexandria Magistrates' Court on Monday on a charge of theft of a firearm, which occurred on a farm where he works in Alexandria outside Port Alfred.

According to Eastern Cape police, on Thursday afternoon, Constable Devron Hoffman of the Grahamstown K9 unit and his four legged partner, Jack, who is a trained patrol explosive dog, were called out and attended to the complaint where their specialised skills were required.

The team started to work, and within a short period of time Jack reacted positively and led his handler to a patch of grass behind a long drop toilet on the farm.

The firearm a .22 pistol with 10 live rounds loaded in the magazine was lying in the grass.

During the investigation, detectives identified and arrested the suspect, who was an employee on the farm.