Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Dublin courts post-Brexit business

Read more

FOCUS

Afghanistan's national unity government faces political deadlock

Read more

REPORTERS

World War I: When northern France was on German time

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Mixed reactions to historic Colombia peace deal

Read more

ENCORE!

The adventures of Hergé: Tintin's creator in the limelight

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Carmakers rev up for Paris Motor Show

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Paris Motor Show gets into gear

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Between darkness and fear: Bombs rain down in Aleppo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shimon Peres: From Hawk to Dove

Read more

Africa

World Cup journalists targeted by armed robbers

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-06-09

A team of journalists covering the World Cup in South Africa were robbed at gunpoint after two thieves broke into his lodge in Magaliesburg, near Johannesburg. The thieves made off with electronic equipment, passports and cash.

AFP - An armed gang stole electronic equipment from a team of World Cup journalists during a robbery at their lodge near Johannesburg on Wednesday, police and one of the victims said.

The gang broke into the lodge at Magaliesburg, northwest of Johannesburg, while three journalists covering the Portuguese team were sleeping overnight.

One of the journalists who woke during the raid told AFP that he was ordered to keep quiet at gunpoint.

"I was the only one to wake up when the robbers came into the room," Antonio Simoes, a Portuguese national, said.

"There were two of them. One of them had a pistol and and pointed it at my head and told me to shut up while the other one rummaged through our things.

"They got away with some money, passports, photographic material and clothing. In the other rooms where my colleagues were sleeping, they just took what they could find."

His colleagues who slept through the break-in were Portuguese and Spanish, he added.

A police spokesman said it was hoped the robbers would soon be arrested.

"Luckily there no injuries or shots fired," Hangwani Mulaudzi told eNews television.

"We have got good leads as we speak. We are hoping to make an arrest very soon."

 

Date created : 2010-06-09

  • SOUTH AFRICA

    Mandela set for brief appearance at World Cup opener

    Read more

  • WORLD CUP 2010

    Johannesburg’s new Soccer City opens its gates

    Read more

  • FIFA WORLD CUP 2010

    Ticket frustration blights World Cup build-up

    Read more

COMMENT(S)