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Jewellery worth R8m stolen at CT International

A man who bought the valuables at an auction in Johannesburg was held up on Sunday.

A general view of Cape Town International Airport. Picture: Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating a robbery at Cape Town International Airport in which jewellery valued at R8 million was stolen.

A man who bought the valuables at an auction in Johannesburg was held up on Sunday.

The suspects, armed with assault rifles, overpowered the man and four private security guards who were escorting him.

The robbers then fled in two vehicles which had been reported stolen.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says, “The complainant was accompanied by four security guards and robbed by six suspects. The suspects were heavily armed with R4 and R5 rifles. During the armed robbery one of the security guards, who was part of the security detail, was also robbed of his private firearm.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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