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Five expected in King Williams Town court over stock theft

Sep 11, 2019
Five expected in King Williams Town court over stock theft

King Williams Town - A crime intelligence driven operation yielded good results after Police from Stock Theft and K9 followed information they received and arrested five suspects on Tuesday night.

"Police followed up the information they received about people from Mdantsane Township that are slaughtering cows in a field next to N6 at Amabele Village outside Stutterheim," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"Police also heard an information that a Toyota Quantum will come and fetch them in the early hours today. At about 04h00 Police spotted the Toyota Quantum on N6 and managed to stop it.

"They asked the driver to show them where he was picking the suspects with these slaughtered cows."

She said that they went to the scene and on arrival they found five suspects, aged between 20 and 35 years, with six cows already slaughtered.

"Five cows were positively identified by the owners from the locality."

Capt Mawisa said that the police immediately arrested the suspects and were charged for Stock Theft.

"They will appear at King Williams Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday."

King Williams Town SAPS Cluster Commander Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga appreciated the swift response by Police members that led to the arrest.

“We need to have our ears on the ground for such activities and ensuring the livestock owners that Police will not rest until the Stock Theft is conquered," he added.

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