Suspected bogus police stole an estimated US$15-million in cash in a daring late night robbery at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport. The heist occurred when "police" stopped GuardForce personnel as they were transporting the money to an awaiting flight bound for London on Tuesday night. GuardForce is responsible for securing high risk cargo‚ such as money‚ precious metals and diamonds‚ at a cargo storage facility at the airport. Separate and independent sources told TimesLIVE from the scene that the attack occurred as the GuardForce employees approached the aircraft. "A van with 'police' and flashing lights ordered the vehicle to stop as it neared the aircraft. "They went for specific boxes. It's clear that they knew what they were searching for." Another source‚ within the Hawks‚ which is investigating the attack‚ described the heist as a "slick" operation. "They went for a certain number of boxes. The robbers were assigned to look for and grab certain containers. "Th...

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