TV5 reporters Lia Cruz and Magoo Marjon, who are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to cover the 2016 Olympic Games, were robbed just hours before the opening ceremony.
In a series of tweets, Cruz revealed that thieves got into her room as well as Marjon's room at the official media village despite the use of a biometrics system for the rooms' locks.
Thieves got into mine and @magoomarjon's rooms here in Rio and stole CASH. Worst part is, we're staying in the official media village.— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016
This is despite fact that locks on all rooms are biometrics, but management of vill has disclosed that housekeeping has access to all rooms— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016
We've also heard that a French camera crew had their cameras snatched from them while they were filming on Copacabana— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016
Filed our police report here in Rio. The Moroccan boxer arrested for groping cleaning lady in athlete's vill was being kept at same precinct— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016
ABS-CBN News reported that Cruz allegedly lost 400 euros (around P21,000), while Marjon lost 600 euros (around P32,000).