GRAAFF-REINET NEWS - In four separate incidents, sheep and goats to the value of R71 500 were stolen or slaughtered during the period of 4 May till 16 June.
All four incidents took place in the Graaff-Reinet area.
Graaff-Reinet Police Spokesperson, Capt Bradley Rawlinson, said four suspects were arrested, but according to him, the four cases do not show an increase in stock theft.
He also said that the suspects form part of a crime syndicate, could not be proved.
Between 4 May and 10 June, 14 Angora goats and 13 Dorper sheep, to the value of R33 500, were stolen from a grazing camp next to the Aberdeen road, en-route to Graaff-Reinet.
During 8 June till 15 June, four more Merino sheep, to the value of R8 000, were stolen from a grazing camp in the boundaries of the town.
Sheep slaughters returned to their scene of stock theft, after they on 15 May slaughtered six Merino sheep. On 16 June, they returned and slaughtered six more. Police managed to arrest two of the suspects, after tracing their footprints. The exact place where the crimes took place is being withheld by police due to the sensitivity of the case.
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