Members of the Bultfontein South African Police Service (SAPS) and stock theft unit have arrested three men after 14 sheep carcasses were found at a farm in Bultfontein, about 100km north of Bloemfontein, Free State police said.
A farmer was alerted by a detection device to movements in his the kraal at about 5am on Friday morning, Captain Stephen Thakeng said.
“He became suspicious and immediately contacted the police. Members from Bultfontein SAPS community service centre [CSC], dog unit, and stock theft attended the scene.”
Upon arrival, police found a silver grey Toyota Tazz parked next to the kraal. Three men ran away into an open field when they saw the police officers. The officers gave chase and arrested the three men. On further investigation, the officers found 14 slaughtered sheep carcasses.
The three men, from Welkom and aged 25 to 35, would appear in the Bultfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of stock theft, Thakeng said.
Welkom police cluster commander Maj-Gen Apaphia Modise applauded the officers for their quick response which ensured the arrest of the alleged thieves, who would now be brought to book to face the might of the law.
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