The Station Commander of Upington Brigadier Peet Coetzee commended the swift response by the member of Rural Safety in securing an arrest for suspects involved in stock theft on Friday night, 10 November 2023.
The stand-by member received information about a white Volkswagen Caddy Bakkie allegedly transporting stolen livestock on the Rietfontein road.
Information was operationalised whereby the vehicle was stopped and searched. The police recovered carcasses, a sheep and other items to the value of R8 000-00 and the vehicle that was used in the commission of crime was impounded. The owner of the livestock was present to identify his property.
The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested for stock theft and possession of suspected stolen goods. Further investigation led to two more arrests of farm workers.
The four suspects are expected to be appearing in court soon.