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101 suspected stolen sheep recovered, three suspects arrested in Elliot

Oct 17, 2018
101 suspected stolen sheep recovered, three suspects arrested in Elliot

The Elliot Stock Theft Unit followed up positive information that there were sheep hidden at 'Arlington Small Holdings' and recovered 101 sheep while arresting three suspects.

"The live stock were missing from a farm in the area," said police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"As the police reported it to the owner it was to his surprise because his sheep were recovered before he could report the shortage."

The brand mark on the stock assisted the SAPS in the investigation.

"On the same day, at Barkly East at about 15:00 Cst Dastile and W/O Marks stopped and searched a taxi and arrested a 27-year-old suspect with 20 tablets of mandrax."

He will appear in court on Thursday.

The Cluster Commander Col Matshediso Gezani commended the members on the swift reaction, arrests and recoveries.

"Keep up with the good work!"

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