Man robbed of jewellery worth R8m at Cape Town airport

2017-02-13 19:19
Jewellery. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Jewellery. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Six heavily-armed robbers stole jewellery worth R8m from a man shortly after he landed at Cape Town International Airport, police said on Monday.

The man had an escort of four private security guards and had bought the jewellery at an auction in Johannesburg, Captain FC van Wyk said.

He was ambushed around 22:45 on Sunday.

“The suspects were heavily armed with R4/R5 rifles, shotguns, and pistols. They all were wearing balaclavas.”

A .38 special revolver belonging to one of the security guards was stolen.

The thieves fled in a white Toyota Corolla and a blue BMW, which had both been stolen in Bellville and Maitland. Both cars were recovered on Airport Approach Road.

No arrests have been made.

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