Western Cape police are closing in on a major breakthrough in the South African Rugby Union (SARU) office burglary case.
SARU office burglary case heats up with two suspects in custody
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The incident, caught on camera and widely shared on social media earlier this week, prompted a multi-disciplinary investigation led by the province’s serious crimes unit.
Days into the investigation, and police already have potential perpetrators in their scope.
SARU CCTV cameras captured footage of burglars looting the office, helping themselves to valuable items including 68 laptops, South African Rugby paraphernalia, and high-end liquor.
In a statement, police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa revealed the investigation has since extended beyond the Western Cape, with two males recently apprehended in connection with the SARU office burglary, in Gauteng.
At this juncture, the two unidentified individuals are treated as persons of interest in the case. However, Brig Potelwa confirmed, authorities have every intention of “apprehending the perpetrators of the act.”
“Since the break-in, the SVC detectives have been hard at work pursuing several leads. With the progress that has been made thus far, a breakthrough is on the cards,” police said.
The identities of the SARU office burglary perps will likely be unveiled after they’ve been formally charged, Potelwa confirmed.
The matter is also expected to be registered at a Cape Town court roll in the near future.
See the viral footage of the burglary below: