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Interpol offices burgled in South Africa

Published on Jul 30, 2014 4:47 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Thieves broke into Interpol's offices in the South African capital twice at the weekend and stole computers with data that could compromise investigations into international crime, according to police and local media.

Police spokesman Solomon Makgale confirmed the weekend burglary at the International Police offices in Pretoria.

"We have registered a case of robbery," he told AFP in a text message, adding that "several laptops and other items" had been taken.

Police are investigating "the motive, the nature of the information contained in the laptops taken and who is behind the break-in," he said.

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