R4m in jewels stolen from CT university

2010-02-06 17:04

Johannesburg - The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is investigating its staff after R4m worth of jewellery was stolen, the Saturday Star reported.

"It's an in-house job and it's terrible. There was no sign of breaking and [entering].

"Someone came in, raided the place and locked up," jewellery design and manufacturing head Vassiliki Konstandakellis told the newspaper.

The jewellery, which included diamonds and un-worked platinum, was stolen from a safe on January 27.

University staff have been given polygraph tests and one person has failed.

"The investigation is at quite a sensitive stage. We have looked at a number of things as well as the CCTV footage, but we can't disclose any information," said head of security Angelo Echardt.

Western Cape police said that they were aware of the case through the media but that no criminal complaint had been filed.