Suspect busted with stolen frozen chickens

GQEBERHA - A 34-year-old man is due to appear in the Motherwell magistrates' court on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property after he was nabbed by SAPS Ikamvelihle members with stolen frozen chickens.

It is alleged that on Thursday, 26 January at about 12:30 police received information about a black Corsa bakkie busy off-loading bags of frozen chicken at a house in Ingwe Street, NU1, Motherwell. Upon arrival, members discovered that the garage was full of half frozen bags of chicken and that the driver of the bakkie was loading some of the bags into his bakkie. Further investigations revealed that a delivery truck carrying bags of chicken was hijacked earlier in the morning in Swartkops.

The truck was later recovered in Kwazakele. The black Corsa bakkie and bags of chicken were confiscated by SAPS and the bags of chicken was handed over to the company. The estimated value of the chicken recovered amounts to almost R380 000-00. The 34-year-old man is due to appear in the Motherwell magistrates’ court today, Friday, 27 January 2023 on the said charge. Investigations are continuing as the search for the outstanding suspects are underway.

Source: South African Police Service