In the early hours of 21 February 2018, Bulwer Vispol members were patrolling their area in reducing serious crimes in the area.
While patrolling the area, at Kilmun location, they spotted a suspicious looking white Nissan bakkie with occupants and goats. The members attempted to stop the said vehicle but the driver sped off. The police gave chase, the driver stopped the vehicle and three occupants fled the scene on foot.
On closer investigation, the members found 24 suspected stolen goats and two men inside.
The members started to trace the other three who escaped and later they were arrested. All five suspects aged between 17 and 33 years were charged for possession of property suspected to be stolen. They failed to give satisfactory explanation about the goats found in their vehicle.
The arrested suspects appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate’s Court yesterday and the case was remanded for further investigation. The case has been taken over by Himeville Stock Theft Unit for further investigation. After further investigation, it appeared that the goats were stolen in the area this month.
The recovered goats were handed over to the lawful owner.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the members for their alertness and determination that led to the recovery stolen goats. “Theft of livestock is a concern to the province and our members will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book,” he said.
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