Robbers decided to dig a 100-foot tunnel to aid them in robbing a bank. In Berlin, Germany, police say that a group of thieves dug a tunnel from an underground garage to the bank's safe deposit room. On Jan. 14, ABC News reported that the thieves were successful in the robbery and they set fire to cover their tracks as they left.
The tunnel "must have taken weeks or even months to complete. It was elaborately constructed and even had ceiling supports" explained a spokesperson for the Berlin police. Perhaps the only reason that police arrived at the bank was because of smoke being reported from the deposit room.
The robbers who dug a 100-foot tunnel to the bank were able to take home quite a few items from the deposit room. At this point, it is unknown exactly what was stolen and police and bank personnel are working hard to identify missing items. It is possible that the stolen items could provide some insight on who might have broken in to the bank.
It is unclear if there are any leads at this point. The robbers seemed professional and they obviously spent some time planning this heist. Police don't know how many robbers were involved and where they could have ended up. By now, the robbers could be in another country.
When robbers dig a 100-foot tunnel to aid them in a job, that is something you just don't hear every day. It sounds like something out of a movie.
© Effie Orfanides 2013