Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape
EASTERN CAPE - Elliot K9 members Cst Mehlo and Cst Alam received a call from Elliot vispol members while they were busy with crime prevention at Elliot, that there is information about cattle that is being driven towards the Elliot direction.
The K9 members together with Elliot vispol members followed up the information and proceeded to the said direction.
Upon arrival at the scene, there were Elliot community members' vehicles and one community member then showed the SAPS the three cattle along the roadside and showed them the driver and an Avanza vehicle.
Upon further investigation, the SAPS determined that the cattle were stolen and that three males ran to the bushes when they saw the police vehicle.
The members continued to investigate and managed to arrest three suspects, one aged 23 and two aged 27.
They were all detained for possession of suspected stolen livestock.
One cow and two oxen were recovered, and they are estimated to be valued at R24 000-00.
The Toyota Avanza used in the commission of the crime was also confiscated.
The Cluster Commander Col Matshediso Gezani commended the members on the swift reaction and the recovery of the stolen stock.