Gerhard Rheeder
1 minute read
19 Feb 2016
11:33 am

VIDEO: Unsuspecting thief steals principal’s laptop

Gerhard Rheeder

The thief is seen entering the school yard without provoking suspicion.

Screen-grab: The thief calmly walk past the reception desk clutching the principal`s laptop

CCTV footage has emerged showing a man stealing a laptop inside principal’s office in Laerskool C.R. Swart in Middleburg, Mpumalanga.

In the video captured on January 28, the thief is seen entering the school yard without provoking suspicion.

He then calmly walks into the office building, past the reception desk, into the principal’s office, and steals Pieter Fouché’s R15 000 laptop, before walking out, Middleburg Observer reported.

The thief walked past the reception desk again, then exited the school yard.

In a separate incident, a man was caught on CCTV footage stealing a tablet from the office of a Boston College employee in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, last year.

Police said the victim had stepped out of her office and, upon returning, discovered her tablet was missing from her handbag.

It is alleged the perpetrator and an accomplice arrived at the college pretending to sell clothes. The alleged accomplice then distracted the receptionist while the man went into the victim’s office.

– Caxton News Service