Swift response by Uniondale police leads to arrest of duo for stock theft

WESTERN CAPE - Concerted efforts by police to eradicate stock theft in rural towns yielded positive results when police swiftly responded to information which resulted in the arrest of two suspects.

Last night 16 July 2022 at about 22:50, Uniondale Rural Safety members conducted patrols in the farming community when they were alerted about criminal activities in an open field in the act, slaughtering an Angora goat. The members confronted the duo for the possession of the animal. They were subsequently arrested on a charge of possession of stolen property.

Detectives attached to the Oudtshoorn Stock Theft and Endangered species unit are conducting this investigation. Preliminary investigation linked the animal to a nearby farm where it was reported as stolen earlier.

Investigation into this matter is at an early stage. More charges could be added as the investigation unfolds.

The suspects, 23 and 49 years of age, remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in the Uniondale Magistrates’ court on Monday, 18 July 2022 on charges of possession of stolen property and stock theft.

Investigation into this matter continues.

Source: South African Police Service