Three people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the office of the Chief Justice in Midrand on Saturday.
Fifteen computers containing information about the country’s judges were taken in the early hours of the morning.
Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane made an announcement on the arrests in a briefing on Wednesday.
Phahlane confirmed the none of the suspects arrested are employees at the Office of the Chief Justice.
Unlicensed firearms, fake IDs were found, and the vehicle believed to be the getaway car has been retrieved.
He has made an appeal for a fourth person whose identity was revealed by the suspects, to come forward with details on the location of the computers.
The South African Police Service is calling upon Mr Nkosinathi Msimango who was in the vicinity of Mamelodi on the day of the arrests and who has valuable information and insight into the commission of this crime.— Khomotso Phahlane , Acting National Police Commissioner
EWN Reporter Barry Bateman was at the briefing.
#OCJburglary Phahlane: the three arrested suspects are expected to appear in court this morning. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 22, 2017
#OCJburglary Phahlane: we have sanctioned a security assessment at the Offices of the Chief Justice. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 22, 2017
#OCJburglary Phahlane: not in a position to disclose info on suspects at this stage, but confirm the three suspects aren’t OCJ employees. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 22, 2017
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