, JOHANNESBURG, May 13 – Daring thieves have made off with tens of thousands of dollars in cash from a Justin Bieber concert in Johannesburg, South African police said on Monday.
Burglars dug into a safe room in the city’s Soccer City stadium – the venue of the 2010 football World Cup Final – just hours after the Canadian pop star wowed a sell-out crowd.
“The suspect had gained entry through the roof,” said police spokeswoman Katlego Mogale.
“They broke the tile… of the bathroom between last night (Sunday) after the concert, and this morning.”
The unknown number of thieves escaped with over one a million rand (Sh9 million) ($109,000, 84,000 euro), said Mogale.
A concert employee had put the money in a safe at the stadium before locking up for the evening, said Mogale.
The 19-year-old singer had performed on the second leg of his troubled “Believe” world tour.
So far the tour has seen his pet capuchin monkey quarantined, a stun gun and drugs were found on his tour bus in Sweden and Bieber came under fire for a note he wrote at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.