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Kuruman police arrest two suspected stock thieves

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The police received a tip-off from the community regarding suspected stolen livestock at Sedibeng village, just outside Kuruman

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TWO MEN were arrested by the Mothibistad police and the Kuruman Stock Theft unit after they were found with suspected stolen livestock valued at R32,400.

Kuruman police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mosimaneotsile Letsapa said the two suspects were arrested on Friday, April 23 after the police received a tip-off.

“The police officials went to a house in Sedibeng after receiving a tip-off from the community that there was suspected stolen livestock at Sedibeng village, just outside Kuruman. On arrival at the house, six sheep and 12 goats were found. The total value of the livestock is R32,400,” said Letsapa.

“The two vehicles allegedly used in the commission of the crime were also confiscated. All the stolen livestock was impounded in Kuruman.”.

Lestapa said the owner of the livestock later came forward and claimed the animals.

“Later on the same day, a 49-year-old man came to report that his livestock was missing. He identified the impounded livestock as his.

“The two suspects, aged 40 and 41, will appear in the Mothibistad Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of possession of suspected stolen livestock.”