Cape top cop’s house burgled

It is understood robbers gained entry into Arno Lamoer's Panorama home by cutting through a window.

FILE: Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer's home has been burgled.

It is understood robbers gained entry into the Panorama house by cutting through a window.

Lamoer and his family were sleeping at the time and only noticed missing items when they woke up.

Provincial police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said nobody was injured in the incident.

"We have opened a case of burglary that will be investigated by Parow police with support of other units." said Potelwa.

This is not the first time criminals have targetted the home of a top cop.

In June 2011, then Gauteng Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros's Bryanston home was burgled.

Disgraced former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi's Waterkloof home in Pretoria was also hit by robbers the following evening.