Excellent networking result in arrest of stock theft suspects

EASTERN CAPE – Excellent networking and sharing of information resulted in the arrest of four suspects allegedly involved in stock theft.

According to police information, SAPS members received information early this morning, Sunday, 10 April 2022, about a white VW Transporter that was allegedly transporting stolen property and was travelling on the R75 in the direction of Kariega.

A roadblock was immediately set up on the R75 and at about 05:10 the VW Transporter sped through the roadblock. A high speed chase ensued and with the assistance of SAPS Despatch members, Uitenhage K9 and SAPS Uitenhage Crime Prevention Unit members, the vehicle was forced to stop at the M19 intersection. Five males jumped out of the vehicle and scattered on foot. Four suspects were apprehended. Eleven (11) Angora goats with an estimated value of R22 000-00 was found in the vehicle.

The four males between the age of 30 and 56 were detained on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property and is due to appear in the Kariega magistrate’s court soon. The search for the outstanding suspect is continuing.

It was later established that the stock was stolen in the Klipplaat area.

Source: South African Police Service