Laptops stolen from Cosatu spokesperson

2012-04-11 17:41

Johannesburg - Three laptops have been stolen from the home of Congress of the SA Trade Unions national spokesperson Patrick Craven, he said on Wednesday.

"What was interesting was that the laptops were the only things taken," Craven said.

"It does seem odd.... You would have thought they'd grab everything they could."

Craven's home in Alberton, east of Johannesburg, was broken into on Tuesday night.

"I was home last night but did not hear anything," he said.

Craven said he hoped police would track down the thieves.

Police could not immediately confirm the theft.

  • Al - 2012-04-11 17:47

    3 laptops? For what? 1 to e-mail, one for documents, and one to super-poke all your "homies" at the office?

      colin.dovey - 2012-04-11 18:39

      My laptop, stolen at the Glen Shopping Centre (close to Alberton) was exchanged for Drugs (it was all picked up on their Security cameras) - they were a trio from Peru who stole a lot as well from the Sunnyside Park Hotel - also caught on camera. I took my case to the Booysens Poilce station - the police did NOTHING about the case - the "investigating officer" did not even have a cell phone! If you have had any plumbing done at your home, especially the geyser, there is a trio who do the job, and then come back about a week later and clean you out. They case your house very carefully and know a LOT by the time they go.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-11 18:45

      Their version, our version and the Truth.

      Eric - 2012-04-11 21:06

      The wages of wiggery, dear Patrick, the wages of wiggery!

  • Sharon - 2012-04-11 17:50

    It is not nice to be robbed... I am sure that every single person who comments on news24 had something of value taken from them at least once. Welcome to the club!

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-11 20:28

      Before age 21, I had already opened 3 theft dockets...only in SA :)

      Sydney - 2012-04-11 20:42

      I got cleaned out 2 weeks ago. Everything we bought with our last 2 years earnings stolen in 30 mins.

  • Faizie - 2012-04-11 17:58

    What do you expect, Alberton very blue collar

  • Kolobe - 2012-04-11 18:05

    i think this dude might have forgot were he put them

  • Ian - 2012-04-11 18:48

    He stole them from himself. Need to locked up for stealing his laptops.

  • Ross - 2012-04-11 19:00

    Has anyone thought to ask what data is on those laptops, is it sensitive and confidential and is there members personal data on them? And if so, were they encrypted?

      patrick.saunders123 - 2012-04-11 20:01

      goat porn

  • Alex - 2012-04-11 19:20

    Hey we all have lap tops stolen, I dont cry to News24 when it happens!

  • Jayson - 2012-04-11 20:08

    This article doesn't warrant a comment.

  • Olusunne - 2012-04-11 20:10

    If the thief later caught pls dont allow him to face the justice.just try found him job at municipal.

      MagasaneMikeMokabane - 2012-04-11 20:42

      Diz is jc wat hpnd 2 de public,so let this matter be aboolished and look 4 de new laptop

  • MagasaneMikeMokabane - 2012-04-11 20:51

    This is like people are naughty too much,but let this matter be aboolished,b'coz this shall make an ernomous story,let the new laptop work and the thief go 4 justice

  • Hans Heydra - 2012-04-11 21:17

    This is not news... I wish we could poll the news on news24 and vote to delete junk like this when it comes online.

  • Antipoaching - 2012-04-12 08:21

    and we should care about this because?

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