Monday, 04 November 2019

Hennenman: A joint swift response to information by members of Odendaalsrus Stock Theft Unit, Welkom SAPS Crime Prevention and Welkom Crime Intelligence Unit resulted in the recovery of 35 sheep reported stolen at Kleinveel farm in Hennenman and the arrest of two men and a one woman.

The arrest of the trio and recovery of sheep was effected on Sunday 03 November 2019. Sergeant Martha Mandla attached to Odendaalsrus Stock Theft Unit was off duty when she received a crime intelligence led information about stolen sheep.

She contacted Warrant Officer Coen De Beer, of Stock Theft Unit, who was on duty about the information and they mobilised Captained Gcinikhaya Mandla who was also off duty for assistance. These members went to Bronville Kraals where 20 living sheep fitting the brand of the owner were found and recovered.

The 64 year old female owner of the kraal and two males aged 40 and 42, who are allegedly involved in stealing of the sheep, were arrested. The search for the outstanding 15 sheep was extended to kraals at Kopanong, near Steyn 2 mine, where another recovery was made.

The recovered 35 sheep were handed back to the farmer who was grateful for the efforts of SAPS members in finding back his sheep. The sheep were allegedly stolen between Friday 01 November 2019 at 08:00 am and Saturday 02 November 2019 at about 08:00 am.

The three suspects will be charged with stock theft and appeared in the Hennenman Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 04 November 2019.