World Cup still safe after burglars strike


The Webb Ellis Trophy is still safe after burglars attacked a building in Plattekloof in Cape Town on Monday evening where the trophy is housed.

A spokesperson for SA Rugby confirmed to RNews that the burglars gained access to the office park where Saru House is located. “They looted the offices on the ground floor (which do not belong to us), as well as Saru offices. All the trophies, including the Webb Ellis Cup are safe!”

Police spokesperson Capt. FC van Wyk says two cases of business robbery are being investigated after two incidents on Monday evening around 20:00 at two companies (in one building) and a business premises in Uys Krigelaan in Plattekloof.

“According to reports, two well-dressed men entered the office park. They drove a white Toyota Corolla to the office of the business premises – the last building in the office park. They forced open a window on the ground floor and entered the building.”

Van Wyk says five signed Springbok jerseys, whiskey and eight laptops were looted from the first company. Sixty laptops were stolen from the other company. “They then left the building and drove away.”

Anyone who saw the incident happen or who can shed light on the suspects, is requested to contact the investigating officer of the provincial organized crime unit, Lt. Col. Adrian Pretorius, contactable on 082 777 8499.