Dockets stolen from KZN police station

Pietermaritzburg - Ninety-five dockets were stolen from the Alexandra Road police station in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

The burglary happened on January 29, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

A detective reported for duty around 7.30 am and found his office door open.

“Upon further inspection he noticed that 95 of his dockets, which included charges related to theft, malicious damage to property and drunken driving, were taken,” Zwane said.

He said no forced entry was noted on the premises.

“It is believed that the investigating officer locked his door the previous day, January 28, at about 4pm and when he returned the following day he discovered the office was broken into,” Zwane said.

No arrests have yet been made.

“The theft of these dockets will not have any impact on investigation since the dockets are scanned. Electronic copies of the dockets are available and the information from the docket is captured on the system,” he said.