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Eastern Cape police on manhunt for rhino horn thieves

PORT ELIZABETH, August 4  –  Uitenhage police in the Eastern Cape are on a manhunt for four suspects who were allegedly involved in the theft of two rhino horn from a game farm.
Police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart, said the game farm was burgled at around 10:40am on Thursday.
“It is alleged that four male suspects armed with rifles forced the door of a store room open and removed two rhino horns. These horns were harvest from a rhino who died about a month ago,” said Swart.
Swart said the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
A special task team has since been established as part of continuous efforts in dealing with crime incidents affecting the farming community in the Uitenhage area.
Police are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the men or the rhino horn to contact crime stop.
A case of housebreaking and theft is under investigation.


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