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Monday, June 21, 2010

World cup robberies in South Africa

On the Wednesday before the World Cup kicked off, a Portuguese newspaper photographer was awakened in his hotel room in the dead of night and forced at gunpoint to give up his cameras, cash and clothing...more here

Three Greece players at the World Cup have had money stolen from their hotel rooms, police say.
Lt. Colonel Leon Engelbrecht said Thursday the unidentified players reported $1,921 had been stolen from their rooms on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the resort of Umhlanga, just north of Durban...more here

Three journalists covering the World Cup in South Africa were robbed of money, passports, cameras and computers early Wednesday, police said.
Armed suspects entered three hotel rooms where the journalists were staying near the town of Magaliesburg, police Col. Charmaine Muller told CNN.
Two of the victims "slept through the whole thing", but a Portuguese photographer woke up as it was taking place at about 4 a.m. local time (10 p.m. Tuesday ET), she said...more here


How many more robberies would be committed when this world cup ends I wonder....

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