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Two suspects apprehended after burglary at SARU offices

NEWS: South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that two men have been taken in for questioning following the break-in at the South African Rugby Union’s headquarters in Cape Town.

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The SAPS released an official statement, revealing that two suspects have been apprehended in Gauteng.

The statement confirmed that 68 laptops, South African Rugby paraphernalia and high-end liquor were stolen during the burglary at the office complex.

SAPS stated that detectives are making headway and arrests are imminent.

Once charged the pair will make a court appearance in Cape Town.

On Tuesday, a spokesman for SARU confirmed to @rugby365com that a break-in occurred on Monday night.

The break-in happened at the ground floor level of the offices at Plattekloof headquarters.

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It was reported that the ground floor units of the complex at Plattekloof – which also houses SARU offices – were ransacked.

However, trophies – which include four replicas of the Webb Ellis Cup – were not stolen as it is stored in a safe on the upper levels.

Every time a country wins the World Cup, they are given a replica of the Webb Ellis Cup to keep.

The full SAPS statement is below…

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Two suspects apprehended after burglary at SARU offices

Video footage posted by @Abramjee shows two men rummaging through the offices at SARU House in Uys Krige Road, Plattekloof.

 

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