Pretoria – Computers have been stolen in a brazen break-in at the Hawks’ head office in Silverton, Pretoria.
Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 they became aware of the stolen items in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but that the burglary could have taken place on Tuesday night.
The intruders focused mostly on the HR, finance and supply chain departments, which contained confidential information.
“We are still trying to ascertain if any documents are missing. That will only be confirmed once the forensic, fingerprints team are done with their work,” he said.
No dockets were stolen.
Mulaudzi told News24 there were no visible signs of a break-in.
“The only way through to access the environment is to use access cards. We will be looking at the security to see if it is up to scratch or not, and if not, surely we must take action.”
A dedicated team would be investigating further.
In March, 15 computers were stolen from the Office of the Chief Justice in Midrand.
At the time, then acting national police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane said the computers were taken from the HR department and contained sensitive information about the country’s judges.
Nkosinathi Msimango, the alleged mastermind behind the robbery, and Bigboy Yose, were appearing in the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.