Colombian national team robbed

2010-05-28 08:59

Two cleaning ladies at the Southern Sun Hotel in Hyde Park,

northern Johannesburg, have appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court for

allegedly stealing money from the Colombian soccer team, police said

today.

The Colombian team, who are staying at the five-star hotel, noticed

that they had been robbed when they arrived back to their rooms after training

on Tuesday, Colonel Eugene Opperman said.

“There was theft out of their rooms. They went out for about an

hour to practise and the rooms were cleaned while they were out,” he said. “When

they came back they discovered there was some money missing.”

The Times newspaper reported today that the two women allegedly

stole $21 000 (about R160 000), however Opperman would not comment on the amount

that was taken for security reasons.

Three women were arrested yesterday but charges against one of the

three were dropped due to lack of evidence.

The Times reported that the remaining two suspects appeared in

court yesterday.

They were due to appear in court again next week.


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