Armed robbers attack Johannesburg airport

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O.R. Tambo International Airport, where the attack took place
O.R. Tambo International Airport, where the attack took place

One armed robber has been killed in a shootout and another arrested following an attack on O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa.

Reports say the incident occurred Saturday at a highway ramp after robbers allegedly fled from the airport’s Swissport warehouse in a seized cargo truck.

The robbers had held up security guards in the cargo area of the Airport before the shootout with police and security guards.

In March, thieves used a marked police vehicle to steal at least $1.5 million in a heist at the airport.

Detained suspects included a police constable and members of a private security company.

Authorities at the airport also are investigating whether any workers there have helped robbers who follow arriving travellers and mug them at their homes or other destinations.


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