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.
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.
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…
Video footage posted by @Abramjee shows two men rummaging through the offices at SARU House in Uys Krige Road, Plattekloof.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 14, 2023