- Police in Pietermaritzburg were witness to a strange incident after confronting thieves
- After receiving a report of stolen livestock, a K9 Unit gave chase to the suspects
- During the chase the suspects thew livestock out of the moving taxi
South Africans are creative on the best of days but the nation's criminals tend to take things to the next level.
The South African Police Service reports that police officers from the Pietermaritzburg K9 Unit were carrying out operations in the area when they received a tip-off about a Toyota Quantum travelling with stolen livestock.
In a statement released by the authorities it was confirmed that the unit then gave chase:
"With the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, the said vehicle was pursued. During the chase, the suspects proceeded on a gravel road towards New Hanover. In an attempt to evade police, the suspects threw livestock out of the moving taxi. Their vehicle crashed near the farm hostels and the suspects fled the scene on foot."
The police confirmed that a taxi with fake registration plates was impounded for further investigations, concluding that:
"Police impounded a taxi with false registration plates for further investigation. Investigations on the scene revealed that the livestock were stolen in the Rietvlei area. A charge of animal cruelty will also be added. The police are still searching for the suspects."
The police noted a separate incident which saw 35 suspected stolen goats in Pietermaritzburg being recovered and the cops are still searching for the owners, who were not present when the livestock was confiscated.
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the police officers for the recovery of the stolen stock:
“We are appealing to our communities to report suspicious vehicles travelling in their areas."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that when Shane Davison found a seller for his TV on Facebook Marketplace he did not expect to get scammed.
Luckily for him, a kind Uber driver named Ernest came to the rescue and helped him get his TV back.
Ernest was sent by the driver to pick up the TV from Shane after receiving a proof of payment. The payment seemed a bit sketchy as it did not contain a reference number.
Ernest sent Shane the pin location for where he dropped off the TV when Shane told him he had not received the funds.
The payment was supposed to be immediate. Ernest realised that Shane had been scammed and quickly sprung into action to locate the TV in the area he dropped it off. He found the TV and contacted Shane.
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