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Justin Bieber concert takings stolen in South Africa

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Justin Bieber was the victim of a sophisticated Ocean’s Eleven style cash heist while performing in South Africa on Sunday evening.

Thieves have reportedly stolen more than one million rand ($100,000) in takings after a Justin Bieber concert at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium.

The gang, armed with ropes, hammers and chisels, broke into a strongroom, according to local media and police.

Officials at the stadium, which hosted the 2010 World Cup final, only realized the cash was missing on Monday morning.

The haul included takings from the Justin Bieber concert and a gig the previous evening by rockers Bon Jovi.

Justin Bieber with his mother Pattie Mallette as he serenaded her on the night of the theft

Justin Bieber with his mother Pattie Mallette as he serenaded her on the night of the theft

“The money was taken from the building and they only realized today,” said a police officer from Booysens police station in Soweto.

“We don’t know how many people were involved as we are still gathering evidence.”

It’s thought the thieves may have taken several days to chisel their way through a thick wall at the FNB stadium outside Johannesburg.

They then lowered themselves by rope into a room used to store cash and escaped undetected.

South African police spokeswoman Katlego Mogale said: “The suspect had gained entry through the roof.

“They broke the tile of the bathroom between last night [Sunday] after the concert and this morning.”


Justin Bieber’s Believe tour, which began in the US last September and ends in Atlanta in August, has been controversial at times.

It has seen his pet monkey quarantined in Germany, drugs found on his tour bus in Sweden and the singer was criticized for a note he wrote at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Justin Bieber, 19, also collapsed on stage in London and had to apologize to fans after arriving late on stage days earlier.

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