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Robbers target Justin Bieber's S Africa concert, steal $330,000

Reuters  Johannesburg, May 13, 2013
First Published: 21:51 IST(13/5/2013) | Last Updated: 22:10 IST(13/5/2013)

Robbers equipped with ropes, hammers and chisels broke into a strong-room at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium after a Justin Bieber concert and made off with 3 million rand ($330,000) in cash, local media and police said on Monday.

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An officer from the nearby Booysens police station in the sprawling Soweto township said officials at the stadium, which hosted the final of the 2010 soccer World Cup, only realised the cash was missing on Monday morning.

The haul included takings from Sunday night's concert by 19-year-old Canadian pop sensation Bieber and a gig the previous evening by U.S. rockers Bon Jovi.

"The money was taken from the building and they only realised today," the police officer, who declined to be named, told Reuters. "We don't know how many people were involved as we are still gathering evidence."  ($1 = 9.1121 South African rand)

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