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Thieves Tunnel into Bank

Thieves Tunnel into Bank - In a heist that seems ripped from a Hollywood movie, thieves in Argentina tunneled into a bank on New Year's Eve, looting some 140 safe deposit boxes from the vault.

The bank robbers entered the vault of a branch of Banco Provincia in Buenos Aires through a 100-foot tunnel that connected to a nearby building, authorities said. The tunnel reportedly included ventilation, lighting, even carpeting.

Thieves Tunnel into Bank

At least three thieves snuck through the tunnel on New Year's Eve while the bank was closed, and spent the weekend collecting their loot, authorities said. Bank security cameras reportedly recorded images of the suspects leaving with money and other stolen property, lifted from roughly 10 percent of the bank's safety deposit boxes.

"It was a really impressive job," said prosecutor Martin Niklison.

The bank itself doesn't even know the true value of the lost property, as customers don't have to declare the contents of their safety deposit boxes.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/thieves-tunnel-buenos-aires-bank-loot-safety-depost/story?id=12537936

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