Breakthrough ‘imminent’ after burglary at SA Rugby office


The police say arrests are imminent after two offices – including those of SA Rugby – at a complex in Plattekloof, Cape Town, were broken into earlier this week. Among other things, the thugs got away with laptops and expensive liquor.

RNews earlier reported that two well-dressed men entered the office park and drove a white Toyota Corolla to one of the offices, the last one in the office park. They forced open a window on the ground floor and entered the building.

At Saru House, the office of SA Rugby, according to the police, they looted signed Springbok souvenirs, laptops and valuable liquor. Numerous laptops were also stolen from the other company.

The miscreants then left the building and drove away.

A case was later reported to the Parow police station.

“As part of the extensive investigation that extends beyond the borders of the Western Cape, two suspects were arrested in Gauteng. They are being interrogated with a view to apprehending the perpetrators,” says Brig. Novela Potelwa, Western Cape police spokesperson.

When asked, SA Rugby confirmed that valuable trophies, including the Webb Ellis Cup won by the Springboks during the recent Rugby World Cup tournament, are safe.

Detectives attached to the Western Cape police’s serious violent crime unit are investigating the break-in and have followed up on several leads.

“With the progress that has been made so far, a breakthrough is imminent. After the two (suspects) have been formally charged, they will appear in a Cape Town court,” says Potelwa.