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Municipal employee among suspects busted for stock theft at Steynsburg

Dec 26, 2018
Municipal employee among suspects busted for stock theft at Steynsburg

Six suspects, including a municipal employee, are expected in court on Thursday after they were arrested on Christmas Day by Steynsburg police for stock theft.

According to police spokesperson, W/O Moitheri Bojabotseha, a local police officer - Cst Nqgaza, while busy patrolling the area as part of the Eastern Cape SAPS' safer festive season operations, spotted two suspicious vehicles.

"He immediately asked for backup from colleagues, who were also performing the safer festive season operation," W/O Bojabotseha said.

"Two bakkies that were following each other were stopped after attempting to flee from the pursuing police."

Walter Sisulu Municipality employee among suspected stock thieves

"Their six occupants were arrested for possession of six suspected stolen live stock. Among the suspects, was a person working at Walter Sisulu Municipality and was found in possession of a blue lamp."

All suspects are expected to appear at the Steynsburg District Court for stock theft.

Aliwal North Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, commended the vigilant of members it shows commitment and dedication.

"As SAPS we will put the authority of the state," he said.

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