FNB Stadium robbery: Inside job suspected

2013-05-14 16:35

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An inside job was suspected in the theft of over a million rand at the FNB Stadium because the wall leading to the safe could not have been broken through in a few hours, according to stadium management.

The money was stolen from the stadium’s strongroom, where cash proceeds from the Justin Bieber and Bon Jovi concerts were locked away overnight on Sunday.

Yesterday morning a stadium employee realised the doors leading to the main safe had been tampered with.

The Star reported that the robbers got into the women’s toilet next to the strongroom. They climbed into the ceiling, chiselled through an adjoining wall and lowered themselves into the strongroom through a hole they made in the ceiling.

“It took a couple of days to create the cavity in the wall ... It must have been internal, bearing in mind we started loading (equipment for the concert) a week before the actual show,” CEO Jacques Grobbelaar said today.

He said on the day of the heist there were 4 000 staff members at the stadium. Of these, 993 were security personnel. Stadium management had been satisfied with security, with only petty theft being reported.

“This is the first incident of theft in more than four years,” he said.

FNB Stadium management was considering offering a reward following the theft.

“We have not confirmed a reward as yet. We are still discussing the merits of the case,” Grobbelaar said.

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