Four Chinese journalists in South Africa to cover the World Cup were robbed early on Tuesday at their lodge in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga police said.
"According to information, two suspects threw a stone and broke the window of the apartment where the Chinese were sleeping at around 1am on Tuesday," said Captain Leonard Hlathi.
Forced to lie on the floor
The armed men entered the room through the window and forced the journalists to lie on the floor while they ransacked the room.
They took two laptops, eight cellphones, two cameras, a camera light and two bags with their victims documents before fleeing on foot.
The journalists were not injured.