Friday, May 28, 2010
Colombian soccer team robbed
28 May 2010, 08:26
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Two cleaning ladies at the Southern Sun hotel in Hyde Park have appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court for allegedly stealing money from the Colombian soccer team, police said on Friday.
The Colombian team, who are staying at the five-star hotel, noticed that they had been robbed when they went back to their rooms after training on Tuesday, Colonel Eugene Opperman said.
"There was theft out of their rooms. They went out for about an hour to practise and the rooms were cleaned while they were out," he said.
"When they came back they discovered there was some money missing."
The Times newspaper reported on Friday that the women allegedly stole $21 000 (160 000), however Opperman would not comment on the amount that was taken for security reasons.
Three women were arrested on Thursday but the charges against one of the women were dropped due to lack of evidence.
The Times reported that the remaining two suspects, Jeanet Mashimbyi, 29 and Lucky Mahlatsi, 25, appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
They were due to appear in court again next week. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
How many more visitors will be robbed before they return home?
God alone knows and he's not saying!
Who will dare suppress the NEWS!