3 Stock thieves arrested, Upington

South African Police Service

3 Stock thieves arrested, Upington
3 Stock thieves arrested, Upington

Members of Crime Prevention and Rural Safety received information about a bakkie with suspected stolen sheep in the early hours of Monday, 8 November 2021. The information received was operationalised in conjunction with members from Upington Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit.

The said vehicle was found by the police and the three male occupants transporting 7 sheep could not produce proof of ownership. Preliminary investigation led to the owner of the sheep who positively identified them by means of tattoo mark.

The bakkie used in the commission of crime was confiscated and the sheep to the value of R14 000.

The three suspects aged 17, 21 and 29 are expected to appear in court soon.

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