Freestate police officers accept as true with arrested three suspects after an intense crime intelligence led investigation about deliberate farm animals theft at a farm shut to Wesselsbron..
SAPS regional spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele stated that a a couple of disciplined joint investigation crew had swooped on the suspects this week. This used to be after police had bought a tip off in regards to the plight to acquire farm animals from the native farm.
“A joint crew comprising of Odendaalsrus Stock Theft and Endangered Species, Welkom Crime Intelligence, Smithfield Crime Intelligence, Welkom Public Yelp Policing Response Team and Rural Safety Coordinator of Wesselsbron used to be mobilised and a manner-lay performed on Thursday 16 September 2021,” Makhele stated.
Makhele stated police had waited in the diagram from around 1.20pm, now now not removed from the farm that the suspects had been anticipated to specialize in shut to Wesselsbron.
“At about 5: 45am contributors spotted a white Mercedes Benz Truck with cattle on board,” Makhele stated.
He stated the police officers had then approached the truck and three males straight away jumped out of the truck and rand in direction of a nearby field.
“Contributors gave lumber and managed to arrest all (three) suspects who’re feeble between 33 and 35 years feeble,” Makhele stated.
Makhele stated police officers had then proceeded to trail searching the suspects and three cellphones had been chanced on and seized.
“The suspects will appear in Wesselsbron Justice of the Peace Court docket on Monday the 20 September 2021,” he stated.
According to the most contemporary crime statistics released by Police Minister Bheki Cele in August stock theft is on the decline.
“Police proceed to clamp down on Stock theft, which recorded a decrease of 8.0%. If comparability used to be made to the everyday duration of 2019/2020 this could accept as true with resulted in a 13.5% decrease,” Cele stated.