Cattle thief nabbed in Stutterheim

APRIL 1, 2015

After valuable information was received from the community, a suspect was arrested for stock theft in Stutterheim on Tuesday evening, Eastern Cape police said. The information was regarding several cattle that were being on a veld between Qeqeqe location and Kubusie location, Stutterheim.

"Thorough investigation led police to the discovery of stolen cattle and the arrest of the suspect.

"The arrest comes after four cattle were stolen in Thembeni Village outside King William’s Town in March this year," the police said in a statment.  

"Another case was opened for investigation at Balasi Location, Bhisho after eight cattle were stolen at the end of February. Eleven cattle to the value of R92 000.00 were recovered last night."

One cow was already slaughtered and sold by the suspects.

When police arrived on the scene, one suspect fled on foot.

Investigations are continuing and more arrests are eminent.

The suspect will appear in the Stutterheim Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 on charges of Stock Theft.

“All stock owners and farmers are encouraged to count their stock regularly and report stolen or missing stock to the police as soon as they become aware”, said King Williams Town Cluster Commander, Brigadier Henry Vos.

He thanked and also encouraged the community members to report the criminals and criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station.