Friday, October 2, 2009

Stockholm Helicopter Heist

Before dawn on 23 September there was a massive heist at the Stockholm cash depository. According to Ulrika Lönngren, chief of police for the southern district in Stockholm:
The helicopter landed on the roof. Then they entered the building by breaking some windows. Next, several explosions were heard from within the building, and then they were seen loading things into the helicopter and lifting off,” she told the TT news agency.
Several steps were taken to prevent police pursuit.
Caltraps - spikes spread across the road to burst car tyres - had been placed near the facility in an attempt to complicate efforts by police to approach the scene.
The bandits prevented an air pursuit simply by placing a fake bomb at a poorly guarded helipad outside the capital.
Two suspects are in custody.

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