Who says the work ethic is dead? Enterprising thieves in Manchester, England, dug a 100-foot-long, 4-foot-tall tunnel under a parking lot, then burrowed through 15 inches of concrete, all in order to steal an ATM machine. The scheme likely took up to six months and in the end it netted the thieves—well, just $9,200, reports the Telegraph.
The stolen ATM can hold up to $30,000, but it had only "limited funds" at the time of the theft, according to investigators. ''In all my years of service, I have never seen anything quite as elaborate as this," said one detective. The ATM was located in a Blockbuster video store in a shopping mall. A similar theft attempt was discovered at the same location four years prior, when a 40-foot tunnel was discovered; that tunnel was filled in with concrete. (Read more theft stories.)