STOCK THEFT SUSPECT CAUGHT WITH 30 GOATS IN TAXI
A STOCK theft suspect was injured and arrested after a shootout with the police on Richmond Road yesterday morning.
Pietermaritzburg spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese told
The Witness that Thornville police officers embarked on an intelligencedriven operation along Richmond Road yesterday morning. He said three suspects were travelling along the road in a Quantum taxi with 30 allegedly stolen goats.
“When the police tried to stop them, they started shooting at the police. The police retaliated and one suspect was injured on his right arm and subsequently arrested. The other two fled and are still at large.”
Ngobese said in what seems to be a new modus operandi, the seats of the Quantum with tinted windows had been removed to make room for the goats.
“A 37yearold suspect was arrested after he was injured during the
shootout with police. He was charged with attempted murder and stock theft and will appear at the Pietermaritzburg court [tomorrow].”
— Witness Reporter.
ABOVE: Head of the PMB stock theft unit, LieutenantColonel Lindokuhle Xaba shows off the Quantum taxi that was allegedly found to be transporting 30 stolen goats. LEFT: The seats of the Quantum had been removed to make room for the goats. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED