Reward offered after break-in at Joburg council offices

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Police are investigating whether sensitive documents may have been among the loot taken from the City of Johannesburg’s offices.

It follows a burglary there in the early hours of Saturday morning. Documents have been stolen from the office of the City of Johannesburg’s Chief Whip.

The possibility of an inside job hasn’t been ruled out and security guards will be investigated. Sindane said a suspect was seen on CCTV leaving the building with a bag.

“There was no forced entry. We are interviewing everyone to see how the person gained access to the building,” said Sindane.

This is the second break-in at one of the city’s offices. The City is worried sensitive information might have fallen into the wrong hands.

While it’s still unclear exactly what was taken, authorities are calling on residents to help find the perpetrator.

Investigations are underway to determine whether this was a case of common theft or whether there’s another motive at play.