Police pursue rhino horn thieves

The thieves managed to take 66 rhino horns two hunting rifles, four laptops and some money.

A rhino calf waits to be relocated following the death of its mother. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police said on Sunday they were moving forward with their investigation, as they continue to hunt for 66 rhino horns worth millions of rands.

The horns were stolen from the Leshoka Tabang Game Lodge earlier this month.

The owner of game lodge, Johan van Zyl, applied for permits to have the horns of his rhino removed and was waiting for authorities to implant micro-tracking-chips in them.

The horns were stolen after criminals succeeding in grinding through the door of a walk-in safe.

The thieves also managed to take two hunting rifles, four laptops and some money.

"At this stage no arrests have yet been made," said the police's Ronel Otto.

"Our investigations are proceeding and a few suspects have been taken in for questioning.

"Nobody could be positively connected.

"We are following up on all the information and leads that we are receiving.

"We are hopeful that a breakthrough will be made soon."