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.