Laptops worth over R4m stolen at state building in Limpopo


POLOKWANE-Laptops worth over R4 million were stolen at the offices of the Limpopo Department of Rural Development in the early hours of Tuesday.

It is believed that the laptops were to be configured before being given to employees so they could work from home in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spokesperson for the Limpopo police, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said two security guards were reportedly on duty at the department’s offices in Polokwane when four armed suspects pounced on them

“The suspects allegedly tied them up and locked them in one of the rooms before proceeding to the offices of the director. Using trolleys, the suspects allegedly loaded 185 laptops valued at over R4m from the office and later fled using a dark Toyota bakkie. No shots were fired.”

Mojapelo said a case of business robbery had been opened.

He urged anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects, or who could identify the people and the vehicle in the videos below, to contact Sergeant Maphutha Ngoepe on 082 685 9507 or Colonel Linkie Mathebula on 064 756 8218, or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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