No bail for north ‘goat thieves’

They will remain in custody until their next appearance on Wednesday August 29.

The stock theft case against two men accused of stealing goats in Hammanskraal was postponed on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Constable Herman Moremi said the two aged 23 and 39 had been in prison since they denied bail in May after it was established they had given the police fake names.

“The Moretele Magistrate’s Court in Hammanskraal denied their bail application,” said Moremi.

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“They will remain in custody until their next appearance on Wednesday, August 29.”

Moremi said the men’s fingerprints were taken during arrest on 18 May and the names they had given the police didn’t correspond to the names on the Home Affairs system.

He said the men were arrested after being found in the bushveld near Babelegi Industries in possession of suspected stolen goats.

He said a police patrol team had spotted three suspicious men each carrying a goat on his shoulder.

“Our members stopped them for questioning,” said Moremi.

“One dropped the goat and escaped into the bushes. The two also tried to flee but were arrested.”

They told police that they found the goats in the bush and saw an opportunity to make money by selling them.

“One admitted he knew the owner of the goats,” said Moremi.

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He said the owner was called and identified the goats as his.

Recently, three men, aged between 21 and 37 years, were arrested for suspected stock theft after they were found in possession of eight goats in Soshanguve.

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