Johannesburg – While the Hawks, the police, and the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) were scratching their heads about the armed robbery at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday night, SA tweeps had their own views on the heist.
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said he was unable to confirm the exact amount of money stolen, reports indicate that over R24 million in US Dollars was stolen.
Mulaudzi said the “daring robbery” had taken place in the cargo section of the airport where, according to reports, a marked police car stopped the vehicle transporting the cash bound for an SAA flight travelling overseas.
Commenting on social media, some people were sure that this was an inside job while others were quite proud that the robbers appear to have gotten away with it.
#ORTamboRobbery definitely better than the Italian job,well done to those who did it. Congratulations 🙌🏾— Saucy Papi (@Sbo_Official) March 8, 2017
#ORTamboRobbery As much as we dont promote crime ,can we give credit were its due.This guys deserve a seat or two in the Parliament— Jersey n.o Uno (@ozidouble) March 8, 2017
#ORTamboRobbery My number one suspect is Tshidi from @GenerationsTheLegacy— Emmarentia Sebele (@Emmarentia_N_S) March 8, 2017
My ex GF who stays at Northcliff Hill, has police uniforms, former air-hostess, with a criminal record surely isn't involved #ORTamboRobbery— Ronald Phiri (@RonaldPhiri01) March 8, 2017