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Butterworth teens expected in court for allegedly stealing 16 sheep

Jul 13, 2018
Butterworth teens expected in court for allegedly stealing 16 sheep

Butterworth police stock theft and crime intelligence units arrested two men, aged 19, for stock theft after they apparently stole 16 sheep.

"Both suspects were arrested on Wednesday, at about 14:00, at Magxaki Informal Settlement, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The two suspects were found with 15 live sheep and the other sheep was slaughtered not yet cooked."

He said that the sheep were stolen at R6 Locality, Mgomanzi Village, Butterworth.

"The total value of the recovered sheep is R24 000."

Both suspects will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of stock theft.

The acting Butterworth Cluster Commander, Colonel Ncedo Ngwendze, praised both units for good work.