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World Cup Trophy ‘Safe’ After SA Offices Broken Into

The offices of the South African Rugby Union were broken into by burglars but the William Webb Ellis trophy that the country recently won in France is safe, local media report.

The burglary happened at an office complex in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, where the rugby union is one of the tenants.

The national rugby team, Springboks, toured the country with the shiny gold trophy two weeks ago after returning to South Africa following their win.

Local reports indicated that the burglars stole five signed jerseys and eight laptops from the office, while taking 60 other laptops from another office in the building.

The TimesLive website reports that the burglars spotted the replica trophy kept by the Springboks but decided to leave it behind as they continued to search for other loot.

Every winning team of the Rugby World Cup is usually given a replica cup to keep.

The News24 website quoted the SA Rugby Union as saying that the trophies were safe – South Africa has other trophies won in previous years.

The burglary, which happened on Monday evening, was captured on security cameras and the footage has been shared on social media.

Police in Western Cape have asked the public to report any information on the whereabouts of the suspects.


Source: BBC

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