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Armed robbers attacks Johannesburg airport

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Armed robbers attacks Johannesburg airport
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.


Armed robbers attacks Johannesburg airport

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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