Thieves steal shipment of money from Mexico airport

Mexico City: Mexican authorities said a brazen gang of thieves tailed an armoured truck, burst into an airport in central Mexico and made off with a shipment of cash that was about to be loaded on a plane. The robbery took only three minutes and the amount taken is still being calculated, but the crime appeared to resemble the infamous Lufthansa heist at New York’s JFK Airport that netted $5.87 million in 1978. Officials at Guanajuato’s international airport said the armoured truck entered the airport on Wednesday even­ing on what was apparently a pre-arranged cash transport run. The masked thieves broke through the terminal fencing in their truck, and drove to the baggage handling area.

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