Heist of Armored Car Firm Yields $1M in Small Bills

Robbers got in through roof, captured employees

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 8, 2011 5:54 PM CDT

(Newser) – It sounds like a movie plot: Three men broke into an armored car company through the roof, shimmied down with a rope, then tied up and blindfolded three employees before escaping with more than $1 million in cash, police say. They used plastic tubs to load the loot into a vehicle parked near a side exit and were gone in 20 minutes, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Most of the money was in small bills that had been destined for ATM machines in the LA area. None of the employees were injured, and, yep, they're all getting plenty of attention from investigators apparently well-versed in inside-job flicks. The robbers "came upon the victims so fast they say they never got a look at them," says a police official. "They just knew they were three men."

A daring heist yielded more than $1 million in small bills.   (Shutterstock)
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