Members attached to the Western Cape SAPS Provincial Command Centre and K9 Unit on Thursday arrested three suspects for possession of over 500 bags of stolen chicken.
“This is after responding to information of alleged stolen poultry that was to be delivered at a premises in Parow, Cape Town,” said police spokesperson, Lt Col Andre Traut.
“At approximately 11:30, members arrived at a panel shop in Matthew Street, Parow, and conducted a search of the premises.”
Chicken stolen from a hijacking in Athlone
He said that numerous 1.5 kilogram bags of frozen chicken portions were recovered on the premises.
“According to an invoice found the products (508 bags) are valued at R200 000,” Lt Traut said.
“Investigations revealed that a delivery vehicle was hi-jacked in the early hours of this morning at the corners of Klipfontein at Jakes Gerwel Roads, Athlone, but was not on the premises on their arrival.
“However, an Opel Corsa utility vehicle was found on the premises and investigations revealed that the vehicle was hijacked in Parow during December 2018.”
Lt Traut said that as investigations continue, more charges can be added.
“Three men, aged 29, 40 and 49, respectively were arrested on charges of possession of stolen property and are due to appear in court once charged.”