Burglars steal swim champ’s medals

2012-05-26 10:02
Pretoria – Burglars ripped a security gate from a wall to gain entrance to the home of SA swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh.

Beeld reported that the burglars broke into the Van der Burgh family home in the middle of the day, taking valuables like expensive bottles of perfume, an iPad, laptops and TVs as well as irreplaceable medals and trophies.

The worst part was that it happened on Van der Burg’s 24th birthday.

Van der Burg was most upset about the loss of his medals and trophies.

“They have a lot of sentimental value for me and although I’m grateful that no one was hurt, I’m furious and feel my privacy has been violated.”

Van der Burgh is on the SA swimming team that will soon leave for Europe in preparation for this year’s Olympic Games.

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