Thieves also hit legislature

2015-07-06 11:44
A man involved in a brazen theft at the KZN Legislature (pictured) looks remarkably similar to a man who police are looking for in connection with a car stolen at The Witness last week .

A man involved in a brazen theft at the KZN Legislature (pictured) looks remarkably similar to a man who police are looking for in connection with a car stolen at The Witness last week . (Supplied)

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THE men suspected of being behind the brazen theft of a car from The Witness’s offices last week, are believed to have staged a similar theft at the provincial legislature building earlier this month.

The men apparently walked into the Legislature’s administration office in Langalibalele Street and stole a laptop. They gained access to the building after being signed in under the pretext of visiting an employee in the building.

One of the men was caught on the building’s CCTV cameras. The man looks remarkably similar to one of the men involved in the incident at The Witness, and appears to be wearing the same jacket.

The men gained entry to The Witness building last week by pretending to be visiting an employee. They then made their way to the first floor offices, from where they stole a manager’s car keys and cellular phone.

One of the men then went to the senior management parking area, from where they stole the manager’s BMW convertible and drove out the gate.

The car has not been recovered.

There have been other similar brazen thefts in the past.

In 2008, a thief walked into the second floor office of a then acting judge in the Pietermaritzburg high court and stole his laptop.

That thief was also caught on camera, but was never arrested.

— Witness Reporter

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