An armed gang stole money and a camera from four Chinese journalists in
South Africa to cover the World Cup, Chinese state media reported on
Car stopped in Johannesburg
Several men attacked the journalists when their car stopped on the side
of the road as they returned to Johannesburg after an interview, the
The thieves made off with a small amount of cash and a camera worth
about $1500 (R11 000), the Beijing News said.
'Don't open your windows'
"When you go out, you have to be careful, put all your valuables in the
boot and no matter what happens, don't open the windows," one of the
journalists was quoted as saying.
The paper said it was also trying to confirm a report that a Beijing
journalist was robbed in South Africa ahead of the opening of the World
Cup on Friday.
China's consulate in Johannesburg has issued a warning to Chinese
nationals attending the World Cup to remain
alert and refrain from carrying large sums of cash, the newspaper said.
Portugese journalists robbed at lodge
On Wednesday, an armed gang stole electronic equipment from a team of
Portuguese journalists during a robbery at their lodge near
Johannesburg, 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
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|Crime Date/Time:||10 Jun 2010, 00:06 AM|
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|Reported Date:||10 Jun 2010, 12:06 PM|