• Monday, Jul 13, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:40 pm

Armed gang steals $15 million in Chile airport heist

  • Published at 11:49 am March 10th, 2020
Web-US-Dollar-Remittance
Bigstock

The five thieves were armed with rifles and pistols, police said

Heavily armed thieves stole around $15 million from an armoured security truck at Chile's Santiago airport on Monday, one of the biggest heists in the country's history.

The gang arrived in the airport's cargo area aboard two vehicles, police colonel Oscar Figueroa told reporters.

"Once inside, they threatened the guards before making off with the money," he said.

The five thieves were armed with rifles and pistols, police said.

Police prefect Jorge Sanchez said the booty consisted of $14 million and one million euros.

In 2017, a gang stole a cash shipment worth $19 million from the offices of a transport company just outside Santiago.

The Chilean capital's airport was already the target of a spectacular raid in 2014 worth $10 million that became known locally as the "theft of the century."

50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail