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Was break-in at Hawks HQ an inside job?

The Hawks say there are no signs of forced entry into the offices.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - It now appears that a break-in at the headquarters of the Hawks overnight may have been an inside job.

Several computers were stolen from the support environment where HR, finance and the supply chain are located.

A team has been assembled to investigate and they are assessing the damage

The Hawks say there are no signs of forced entry into the offices.

Access cards are required to enter the area that was targetted and it's believed someone may have opened the office and may have even had a remote control for the boom at the entrance.

It does not appear as though any dockets were stolen, but officers’ personal information may have been compromised.

Questions are being raised about whether a struggle for control of the elite crime fighting unit may be the motivation for a burglary at its headquarters.

The burglary comes against the backdrop of a struggle for control of the elite unit between the Police Minister and former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza and sources suggest this could be the motive for the break-in.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)