14 May 2013

Police detectives are investigating the theft of an undisclosed amount of cash from merchandise and bar sales at the Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber concerts at FNB Stadium this past weekend. The burglary took place just hours after the Justin Bieber concert. Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) became aware of the theft early on Monday morning, when the third party who used the facility contacted SMSA. No staff members were injured during the heist.

Due to logistical considerations, the cash takings from vendors was kept onsite overnight by the client. The amount stolen has not been disclosed due to stock still being reconciled. As per pre-agreed contractual terms, stadium facilities, the management thereof and security services are the responsibility of clients.

Jacques Grobbelaar, SMSA CEO and Chairman, said the theft marred what had been an incredibly successful weekend for FNB Stadium. “We hosted two sold out concerts back to back and had received glowing reports from concertgoers and the media. We are shocked that a burglary of this nature has been carried out at FNB Stadium. We will provide all assistance necessary to help the authorities apprehend the perpetrators. This was a sophisticated plan, by thieves who had intimate knowledge of FNB Stadium, its layout and security.”

If you have any information regarding the FNB Stadium burglary, please text your detailed anonymous tip off to 32211 or call Crimeline at 08600 10111.

Please note that SMSA will not comment further as the investigation is ongoing.