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Wednesday, 15 November 2023 07:44

SA Rugby Head Quarters burgled but World Cup trophy safe.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed that there was a break-in at the Plattekloof headquarters in Cape Town.

Reports emerged on Tuesday afternoon that the offices were broken into late on Monday.

A spokesperson for SA Rugby confirmed the news, but said that all the trophies stored in the offices are safe.

They (the burglars) entered the office complex, which houses Saru House among other things, and broke into offices on the ground floor, as well as Saru's offices. 

"All trophies are safe," the spokesperson said.

Western Cape police spokesperson FC van Wyk, said Parow police registered two cases of business burglary following two incidents at around 20:00 yesterday.

"On the mentioned date... two well-dressed males entered the business park and drove in a white Toyota Corolla to the offices of the business premises which is the last building in the business park," said van Wyk.

"They then proceeded to force open a window on the ground floor and entered the building. At the first company, five signed Springbok jerseys, whisky, and eight laptops were taken. From the other company, 60 laptops were taken. Thereafter they left the building and drove away."

The police appealed to anyone who had information on robbery to contact the investigating officer on 082 777 8499 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.