Justin Bieber was the victim of a sophisticated Ocean’s Eleven style cash heist while performing in South Africa on Sunday evening.Hours after the singer finished performing at Johannesburg’s FNB football stadium, a gang of criminals broke into the venue’s secure cash storage room and took the concert’s takings.
The gang are believed to have spent at least three days digging their way through the stadium strong room’s double thick walls.
They struck when it was full of cash from merchandise and refreshment stalls that operated both during Sunday evening’s Justin Bieber concert and also a recent performance by Bon Jovi. Today 94,000 capacity stadium was on lockdown as police, forensic experts and security company officials searched for clues into the daring heist.
A source told South Africa’s Eyewitness News radio news service that, having gained access to the strong room, the gang used ropes to lower themselves through the hole and down a three metre drop. The news service reported that the strong room remained littered with bricks and debris from the hole in the ceiling and that ropes still hung from the ceiling.
The suspects managed to make off without being detected. The theft was only discovered on Monday morning. It is not known how much money was taken.
Police are reportedly working on the assumption that the heist was an inside job as the gang appear to have detailed knowledge of the stadium’s security arrangements. The iconic FNB Stadium – also known as Soccer City or The Calabash – is the largest sports stadium in Africa and was the centrepiece of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 football World Cup. Bieber is on the latest leg of his Believe world tour and his sold out concert on Sunday went well apart from the backstage incident.
His Mother’s Day tribute melted his fans’ hearts when he surprised his mother Pattie Mallette with an on-stage serenade to his tune One Less Lonely Girl.
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Justin Bieber has canceled another one of his two scheduled concerts in Lisbon, Potrtugal. The Venue made the announcement on Sunday 10th March.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances we have been forced to cancel the show scheduled for March 12 a rep for the Pavilhao Atlantico said in a statement. Justin looks forward to playing for his Portuguese fans tonight.
Refunds for ticket holders on March 12 are available from point of purchase.”
But this all started when Justin fainted midway through his concert in London. “He left the stage for 20 minutes, then came back and finished the show.
Justin Bieber made sure no one could accuse him of bad timekeeping on Tuesday night as he took to the
stage two minutes early.
After receiving a huge backlash from parents and fans after arriving late at London’s
on Monday night , the Canadian singer made sure there wasn’t a repeat as he descended from the
roof at 8.58pm. Fans went frantic as the 19 year old arrived on stage with a pair of mechanical wings
before bursting into his 2012 hit All Around The World.
Justin Bieber was two hours late for his opening night at London’s 02 Arene , Forcing hundreds of parents to leave with their children on Monday night before the singer even came on stage.
The 19 year old has been slammed on Twitter for his disgusting behavior which saw hundreds of decicated
Bieber fans walk out of the arena heartbroken , despite waiting hours for his arrival.
Thousands descended on the 02 arene to see the opening night of the sell-out show with many fans being
under 16 but Justin did not appear on stage until 10.30pm just 25 mintutes before Justin was due to finish.
Bieber was even tweeting to his 35 million twitter followers in the lead up to the show that he was thrilled to be performing in the uk capital and told fans to “get ready”
Following the opening act Carly Rae’s set , Fans were left to wait listening to Michael Jackson hits for around 45 minutes until Justin finally appeared on stage at 10.35pm
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