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Police arrest three for stock theft and recover 104 sheep

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State


BLOEMSPRUIT - Three men were arrested and 104 sheep recovered within hours after being stolen from a farm in Bloemfontein. 

On Thursday, 9 March 2023, the acting unit commander of the K9 unit was on his way to Selosesha when he was stopped by people next to the road who informed him that there were 110 Merino sheep stolen from a farm in Bloemspruit, and they suspect the sheep are on another farm next to the N8 road and the suspects are loading the sheep now.

The officer went to the farm with the shepherd and found a white bakkie with a trailer with 28 sheep identified by the shepherd as their property.

With the assistance of the Bloemfontein K9 and Stock Theft units, the officer proceeded to another farm in the area, where 76 more sheep were recovered. Three suspects were arrested. 

The value of the sheep is estimated to be R260 000. The bakkie with the trailer was also seized. 

The suspects aged 21, 45 and 55 will appear in court soon. 


Captain Loraine Earle 


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