The police’s Crime Intelligence division offices in Pietermaritzburg have been broken into five times in the past few weeks, according to employees.
They say computers containing sensitive information as well as kitchen appliances and taps were stolen, according to a GroundUp report.
The offices, in Wiganthorpe Road, were broken into four times in September and once in the first week of October, according to an employee who asked to remain anonymous.
The office does not have a security guard and surveillance camera. Only an electric gate with an access code acts as the security measure.
“Our office keeps sensitive files and documents. The security should be very tight. We have information about high-profile people,” she added.
She said the office was without water for a day after the last break-in and the staff had to go home.
After the theft of computers a few weeks ago, the remaining computers were moved to another police building in Church Street.
However, another employee said the offices in Church Street were equally in a poor state.
When approached for a comment, national police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said: “It is with much regret that I must inform you that, given the sensitive nature of the work this unit is involved in, I am unable to confirm or deny anything you are raising in your query.”