Suspected bogus police stole an estimated US$15-million (R214-million) in cash in a daring late-night robbery at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.
The heist occurred when “police” stopped GuardForce personnel as they were transporting the money to an awaiting flight bound for London last night.
The attack occurred as the GuardForce employees approached the aircraft.
“A van with ‘police’ and flashing lights ordered the vehicle to stop as it neared the aircraft,” a source said.
“They went for specific boxes. It’s clear that they knew what they were searching for.”
Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the robbery.