RUSTENBURG - Four men arrested for allegedly stealing ten sheep with an estimated value of R30,000 appeared in the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday, North West police said.
Police spokesperson Colonel Adele Myburgh said a farmer allegedly caught the three men red-handed, loading one of his sheep into their Toyota Corolla on Monday morning at a farm close to Ventersdorp.
When they saw the farmer, they jumped into their vehicle and sped off, leaving nine sheep tied up next to the road, hidden in tall grass.
A chase ensued and more farmers joined in the chase, trying to stop them.
The police were also alerted, but in the meantime the farmers blocked the road with their vehicles and cornered the suspects.