Stock theft: 35 Stolen sheep recovered, 3 arrested, Hennenman

South African Police Service

Stock theft: 35 Stolen sheep recovered, 3 arrested, Hennenman. Photo: Pixabay
Stock theft: 35 Stolen sheep recovered, 3 arrested, Hennenman. Photo: Pixabay

A joint swift response to information by members of Odendaalsrus Stock Theft Unit, Welkom SAPS Crime Prevention and Welkom Crime Intelligence Unit resulted in the recovery of 35 sheep reported stolen at Kleinveel farm in Hennenman and, the arrest of two men and a one woman.

The arrest of the trio and recovery of sheep occurred on Sunday, 3 November 2019.

Sergeant Martha Mandla attached to Odendaalsrus Stock Theft Unit was off duty when she received crime intelligence information about stolen sheep. She contacted WO Coen De Beer of Stock Theft Unit who was on duty about the information. She also mobilised Capt Gcinikhaya Mandla who was also off duty for assistance.

These members went to Bronville Kraals where 20 living sheep fitting the brand of the owner were found and recovered. The female owner of the kraal aged 64 and two males aged 40 and 42, who are allegedly involved in stealing the sheep, were arrested. The search for the outstanding 15 was extended to the kraals at Kopanong kraals near Steyn 2 mine where another recovery was done.

The recovered 35 sheep were handed back to the farmer who was grateful for the efforts of SAPS members in finding back his sheep. The sheep were allegedly stolen between Friday 1 November 2019, at 08:00 and Saturday 2 November 2019, at about 08:00.

The three suspects will be charged for stock theft and will appear today at Hennenman Magistrates Court on Monday, 4 November 2019.

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