First on EWN: Burglary at police unit probing axe murders

EWN understands a senior investigating officer’s laptop, which may contain crucial evidence, was stolen.

FILE: Slain van Breda family memorial service in Pretoria. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are investigating a burglary case at its Stellenbosch Serious and Violent Crimes (SVC) unit.

Eyewitness News received a tip-off about the security breach at the unit which is also responsible for investigating the De Zalze triple murder case.

Police have not made any arrests after three members of the Van Breda family were murdered at their luxury golf estate home in January.

Wednesday marks exactly four months since Martin, Theresa and Rudi Van Breda were found murdered in their home.

Western Cape police spokesperson Andre Traut has confirmed computer equipment was stolen from the Stellenbosch SVC unit but it remains unclear if any of the De Zalze murder dockets and files went missing.

Eyewitness News understands a senior investigating officer's laptop was stolen, which may contain crucial evidence in the De Zalze case.

While police said no arrests were made regarding the security breach, Eyewitness News understands four men may have been responsible for it.