World Cup reporters ‘robbed at gunpoint’

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Three foreign journalists covering the World Cup in South Africa have been robbed at gunpoint, police say.

One of them saw two robbers as they broke into their lodgings near Johannesburg in the early morning.

“One of the suspects pointed a gun at the journalist and told him to lie down,” police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

The reporters, two from Portugal and the other from Spain, were not injured but passports and equipment were taken.

Col Mulaudzi said the police had good leads and hoped to make an arrest soon, the South Africa Press Association reports.

“I was the only one to wake up when the robbers came into the room,” Portuguese journalist Antonio Fimoes told AFP news agency.

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