Venice Robbers Steal $1.7M ... in Lagoon
They robbed a boat ferrying money to banks
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2013 3:58 PM CDT
File photo of the Grand Canal in Venice.   (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

(Newser) – Filed under the only-in-Venice category: Three bank robbers pulled off a $1.7 million heist in one of the city's lagoons. In fact, they made it look easy: An armored truck delivered the money to a courier boat, which then was supposed to deliver it to banks, explains Fox News. Instead, the robbers pulled up next to the courier boat in a boat of their own and made their withdrawal. (They did leave behind one crate of loot in coins.) The heist has led to spate of headlines—like this, and this, and this—of the "real Italian job" variety, playing off the 2003 movie.

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$28919642
Jul 4, 2013 5:15 PM CDT
YO-HO, me Hearties! 'Tis as plain as me cutlass in yer gizzards! They're Somalian Pirates, branching out.
HMD-SMD-ITY
Jul 3, 2013 9:33 PM CDT
In my next life, I'll be a master thief. Oh the schemes I could hatch. But I wouldn't make the mistake of living life too large.
Ballantyne
Jul 3, 2013 8:57 PM CDT
Did they really say 2003 movie?