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Five arrested for stocktheft in Kinkelbos


Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

KINKELBOS: Five male suspects were arrested this morning just after midnight near the Cannonvale crossing on the N2 in possession of a freshly slaughtered cow.

This follows after they were found in a white Opel Corsa bakkie which was driving at a fast speed towards Port Elizabeth. The bakkie was fitted with a flashing orange light on the roof and SAPS members on patrol pulled it off and searched it. The freshly slaughtered cow was discovered on the back of the bakkie. It is suspected that the cow (value R16 000) was slaughtered during the night in Alexandria area and suspected to be transported to the Motherwell area. All five suspects, aged 26, 34, 36, 36 and 60 years, are from the Motherwell area.

They will face charges of possession of stolen stock in the Alexandria Magistrates Court on Monday 21 May 2018.

The Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie applauded the arrests and added "Our SAPS visibility and patrols will continue on all the major routes in and out of Nelson Mandela Bay. Criminals attempting to use these routes to transport their stolen goods will be stopped in their tracks."

Media Enquiries: Captain Andre Beetge 082 302 5882


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