A cattle ranch owner who has been described as a known cattle thief from the Corentyne area is now being sought by police after fleeing from his ranch when a large group of lawmen went there to investigate a cattle rustling report.

At the time, the police were said to be acting on information received, after Nandkishore Tagram, another cattle farmer who hails from Number 62 Village, Corentyne, Berbice went to the Number 62 Police Outpost last Friday, and lodged a Stolen or Strayed Cattle Report.

In the report, Tagram had claimed that 40 heads of his cattle which were all branded with his registered brand DON14, were missing after they were left to graze outside of his ranch at the Number 62 Village Backlands.

After discovering that the animals were missing, the man made a report, and later went in the company of two police ranks to another ranch located in the Backlands of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne on the 19 November, but the owner of the ranch refuse to let the lawmen in to search his premises for the stolen animals.

As a result, a larger team of policemen descended upon the ranch the next day, but the owner and his workers swiftly fled the scene.

However, upon police investigation, twenty-three of the missing cows, including three calves, eighteen of which bore the victim’s brand number were found at the said ranch.

The police are now seeking the whereabouts of the ranch owner who is said to be a resident of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne.

A twenty-seven-year-old labourer from Tain Village has since been taken into custody and is said to be assisting with the investigation.