Members of the Limpopo Highway Patrol Team (LHP) arrested a 40-year-old man after he was allegedly found in possession of suspected stolen cattle. The suspect was caught at Brooklyn village in the Sekhukhune District on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at about 17:30.

The members were busy with their normal patrol duties along the R579 public road at Ga-Moloi village under Nebo policing area. They spotted a suspicious Toyota Hilux with no registration numbers driving at a high speed.

POLICE CHASE

They then followed the motor vehicle and attempted to stop it. But it did not stop and a car chase ensued from Glen-Cowie village to Brooklyn where they managed to stop the vehicle

Afterwards, two suspects alighted from the motor vehicle and tried to flee on foot. But one of the suspects was subsequently arrested and taken back to the vehicle. Police opened the back cover of the bakkie and found three cattle with one calf.

Stolen cattle caught
Stolen cattle caught

The suspect was interrogated about the origin of the cattle but he failed to give a satisfactory reason. He was immediately apprehended for being in possession of suspected stolen cattle. The motor vehicle used for the commission of the crime was also seized at the scene.

Further probe revealed that the other cattle were stolen and transported to Dennilton policing area. They proceeded to the said place and later found three cattle which were allegedly stolen from Nokaneng village.

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN CATTLE

Police are calling on livestock owners who might have recently lost their cattle to come to the police station for purposes of positive identification.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has lauded the work performed by the members of the LHP in arresting the suspect and recovering the stolen livestock.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Nebo Magistrate court soon facing charges of stock theft.

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