Five thieves will only be left with a ‘repentant feeling’ as they face the music after found red-handed in their attempt to chop the meat.
The police made the arrest after receiving a tip-off received from concerned residents that suspects were busy slaughtering sheep inside a shack in Tikwana, Hoopstad.
Five suspects were arrested with live stock and slaughtered sheep.
According to SAPS spokesperson captain Stephen Thakeng, the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, at around 14:30 .
“Members instantly followed the information and approached a shack house in Vilakazi street Tikwana. Five suspects were found red handed busy slaughtering three sheep and six were still alive,” said Thakeng.
He further said that preliminary investigation reveals that fourteen sheep were stolen.
These suspects are reportedly in the age group of 21 and 36 years old.
The alleged suspects will today appear in the Hoopstad Magistrate Court and they are facing charges of possession of suspected stolen live stock (sheep).
The District Commissioner of Lejweleputswa, Maj Gen Lerato Molale applauded residents for trusting Hoopstad Police with this sensitive information and members who responded instantly to ensure that suspects were arrested with exhibit.