Two suspects were arrested at Glencowie village, Limpopo on Wednesday on charges of failure to give a satisfactory account for the possession of suspected livestock.

The Nebo police and Nebo stock theft unit responded to a tip-off from the community about a suspect believed to be involved in livestock theft.

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They acted swiftly on the information and cornered two suspects who were transporting livestock [cattle] with a white bakkie and instantly arrested them after they were unable to provide satisfactory evidence that they were owners of the livestock. The suspects were arrested at Glencowie New Stand village, Nebo policing precinct, on Wednesday, 08 November 2023.

Further investigations revealed that six sheep that were left at his residence were also recovered later on.

Glencowie Village livestock theft suspects arrested
Stolen Sheep

LIVESTOCK THEFT CAUGHT IN GLENCOWIE VILLAGE

The owners of the livestock reported to be missing positively identified their livestock. Three more cattle are still missing.

Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has welcomed the arrest of the suspects. She appreciated the partnership that has been displayed, which resulted in the success that was made.

“We always encourage the community to work together with the police. Because we know that more can be achieved,” remarked General Hadebe.

The suspects will appear before Nebo Magistrate court on Friday, 10 November 2023. They are facing charges of failure to give a satisfactory account for the possession of suspected livestock.