During the violent protests and looting which plagued the country this month, a photograph of a woman sitting on a dismantled blue couch on the side of a road went viral. See, this was no average blue sofa – but an upmarket ‘San Pablo Leather Sectional’ valued at just under R70 000.
The blue sofa couch worth R67 999 that was looted from a furniture store in Springfield has been found – just a few meters away from the store from which it was stolen, nogal!
As Tweeted by Rory Pfizer, “turns out it didn’t travel sofa.”
The famous blue couch has been found metres away from where it was looted. Turns out it didn't travel sofa. pic.twitter.com/tZYKX0A8Qv
— Rory Pfizer (@RoryPetzer) July 27, 2021
According to IOL, the couch was recovered on Monday, July 26, in an informal settlement in Quarry Road, KwaZulu-Natal.
The owner of the furniture store, Greg Parry, went to the police station on Tuesday, July 27 to confirm if it was the missing sofa or not. A police source confirmed the corpse of the cut-up couch to be the famous blue San Pablo, reports The Citizen.
A police spokesperson confirmed that no arrests have been made yet.
Meanwhile, police have been deployed to hotspot areas where a search continues for any outstanding looted goods that have not yet been recovered.
The police have spent the last two weeks recovering looted items that were taken during the unrest in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng, further reports IOL.
According to TimeLive, the owners of the furniture store are now offering a reward for any information that could lead them to a missing piece of the sofa.
“We are now offering a reward for actionable intel that can assist us with finding and recovering the missing piece of our sofa. As such a famous sofa, we believe that it should be displayed in all its glory,” Parry said.