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Aliwal North police arrest stock theft syndicate

Jul 20, 2019
Aliwal North police arrest stock theft syndicate

Aliwal North - Members of the Aliwal North Stock Theft and endangered species Unit managed to successfully arrest five suspects for stock theft.

"On Friday, during the morning hours the members of Aliwal North STES follwed up positive information and arrested five suspects and recovered 30 sheep that was loaded in a BAW combi," said police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"These suspects is also alleged to be part of a cindicate operating all over the Eastern Cape as well as the Free State.

"The five suspects aged between 39 and 22 years old."

She added that these suspects will appear in the Aliwal North Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Aliwal North SAPS Deputy Cluster Commander, Col Mpho Rabela, commended the members on the excellent success as stock theft is a priority crime in our area.

"The arrest of the members of the syndicate will also make the linkage to other cases possible."

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