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Postby AT » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:46 am

Similar to the movie "The Italian Job" check out this genius bank heist.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/ ... index.html

$68 million stolen in Brazil's biggest bank heist

Monday, August 8, 2005; Posted: 8:45 p.m. EDT (00:45 GMT)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) -- Thieves tunneled into a bank in northeastern Brazil and stole $68 million, the biggest bank heist in the nation's history, police said on Monday.

"It's something you see in the movies. They dug a tunnel ... that goes underneath two (city) blocks. They've been digging for three months," police investigator Francisco Queiroga told Reuters by telephone.

The thieves broke into a branch of the central bank in the northeastern state of Ceara over the weekend and removed 156 million reais ($68 million).

The theft was not discovered until Monday morning because the bank was closed.

"The tunnel was dug right underneath the vault," Queiroga said. "We've never heard of so much money being stolen from a bank in Brazil."

Queiroga and the central bank said the tunnel was 200 meters (650 feet) long, but federal police who took over the case from local investigators said in a statement later it measured 80 meters (260 feet).

The tunnel, which started in a house rented by the gang, was reinforced with wood and plastic and had electric light.

Police said the thieves had perforated the concrete floor of the vault to get in, but motion sensors inside did not go off.

Federal police also said it was the biggest known heist in Brazil. They suspect that between six and 10 people did the job.

It exceeds the amount stolen by Britain's "Great Train Robber" Ronnie Biggs, who fled to Brazil and lived in the country for many years.

He and 11 other gang members robbed a Glasgow-to-London mail train in 1963 and made off with 2.6 million pounds -- some 30 million pounds ($53 million) in today's money.



$68 Million 8-o
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Postby go_jays_go » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:11 am

Wow. 8-o
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Postby Minor League Skilz » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:17 am

I read that one this morning. It is very impressive. But what is up with vault motion sensors that don't go off when someone busts through the floor. Alarm companies in Brazil have never seen any movies before.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:43 pm

i wonder if somebody that worked with the motion sensor company had anything to do with the heist.... kind of weird that they did not go off.... :-?
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:06 pm

In other news, I'm retiring at the age of 21... :-D
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:26 pm

Whats funnier, is that theyre making a movie called the Brazillian Job ;-D
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Postby AT » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:31 pm

lol are they really? I just made that up this morning.
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Postby AT » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:35 pm

LOL omg there is...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427396/

One of the actual bank robbers must've gotten their inspiration from this. That's unbelievable. And the fact that I coined that phrase and it actually is a movie makes me think I'm weird or something.

The Brazilian Job (2006)
Directed by
F. Gary Gray

Writing credits
David Twohy (screenplay)

Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime / Thriller (more)

Plot Outline: Charlie Croker and his fellow crew of expert thieves head to Rio de Janeiro to pull off another heist in this follow up to The Italian Job.

Production Notes/Status:
Status: Announced
Comments:
Status Updated: 29 September 2004
Note: Since this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change; some data could be removed completely.

Credited cast:
Mark Wahlberg .... Charlie Croker
Charlize Theron .... Stella Bridger
Jason Statham .... Handsome Rob
Seth Green .... Lyle
Mos Def .... Left Ear
(more)

Also Known As:
The Italian Job II (USA) (working title)
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
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Postby go_jays_go » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:12 pm

AT, What are todays winning lottery numbers in Toronto? :-D
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:55 pm

that's crazy. seems like those guys took all the many crime movies as how-to...
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