Security at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South was increased and security guards were replaced where an armed robbery took place, the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) said on Wednesday. The measures follows after a group of at least eight robbers disguised as Police carried out a robbery at the airport , reports say. The robbers wearing police uniforms were said to have driven into a restricted zone on Tuesday evening and headed straight to cash-laden containers unloaded from a cargo plane.
According to a Times Live report, they made away with $15 million which was about to be loaded onto an aircraft bound for London. After the robbery incident, the unidentified robbers escaped through the same entrance at the airport.
However, police have confirmed the robbery and suspect it to be an inside job.
While a police source who spoke to BBC described the robbery as looking like ‘something scripted from a Hollywood movie.’