Robbers equipped with ropes, hammers and chisels broke into a strong-room at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium after a Justin Bieber concert and made off with 3 million rand ($330,000) in cash, local media and police said on Monday.
An officer from the nearby Booysens police station in the sprawling Soweto township said officials at the stadium, which hosted the final of the 2010 soccer World Cup, only realized the cash was missing on Monday morning.
The haul included takings from Sunday night’s concert by Bieber and a gig the previous evening by U.S. rockers Bon Jovi.
“The money was taken from the building and they only realized today,” said a police officer, who declined to be named. “We don’t know how many people were involved as we are still gathering evidence.”