Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: Sacré bleu!

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,489
    Post Thanks / Like

    Sacré bleu!

    [quote]At least £22million in cash and jewellery has been stolen after four men tunnelled into the vaults of a Paris bank and emptied 200 safes.
    The heist - already being described as France's 'crime of the century' - saw the gang start digging in a neighbouring cellar, before using pickaxes and a even a flame thrower to break through 31in thick walls to the vaults.
    Once inside the Credit Lyonnais branch, which was closed for refurbishment, they tied up a guard and warned him he would be shot if he did not stay still.

    They then spent 'a leisurely time' breaking open and emptying the high-security private safe deposit boxes, police said.
    The gang, nicknamed The Termites, is thought to have spent several days weakening the walls before they struck.


    A police officer added: 'The whole thing was clearly meticulously planned - the criminals were ice cool and determined.'
    The robbers entered the bank, in the upmarket Avenue de l'Opera, at around 10pm on Saturday and left at 7am on Sunday. After filling bags with cash, jewels and valuables, they started a fire which set off sprinklers to flood the basement and destroy evidence.
    A spokesman for the Paris Criminal Brigade said the heist bore the hallmarks of previous robberies of smaller banks around the French capital in which walls were broken down during periods of refurbishment.
    A spokesman for Credit Lyonnais said the branch, near the Louvre Museum, had been closed for weeks while being modernised. 'Unfortunately we weren't able to remove the safety deposit boxes during this period,' he added.
    The crime has echoes of a £6million robbery in Nice in 1976 when self-styled master criminal Albert Spaggiari spent two months drilling a 25ft tunnel into a bank.
    His gang spent four days in the bank over a holiday weekend and left a message behind which read: 'Without hatred, without violence, without weapons.'
    The branch is situated at the bottom of an office block which was completely deserted at the weekend. There was only the one private security guard on duty.
    The Paris Criminal Brigade is investigating the latest heist. A spokesman said the fire had ‘undoubtedly damaged the crime scene, making the compilation of evidence difficult.’
    He said no exact figure could be put on what they got away with, as it was not known exactly what was in the boxes.
    However, he estimated that the cash and valuables would be worth ‘many millions'.[/quote]

    I want in Raoul. :yes:

  2. #2
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,841
    Post Thanks / Like
    Sounds like that flick The bank Job

    [IMG]http://www.imrdb.org/images/2/2d/The_Bank_Job.jpg[/IMG]

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    11,169
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=jetswin;3542448]Sounds like that flick The bank Job

    [IMG]http://www.imrdb.org/images/2/2d/The_Bank_Job.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    Yea this is definitely turning into a movie.

  4. #4
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Posts
    3,833
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=Revi$_I$l@nd;3542440]I want in Raoul. :yes:[/QUOTE]

    We will know its him, if, he ponies up fer sum PSLs

  5. #5
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,841
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE]There was only the one private security guard on duty. [/QUOTE]


    [IMG]http://jcwinnie.biz/wordpress/imageSnag/clouseau.jpg[/IMG]

  6. #6
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The depths of Despair.
    Posts
    39,867
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=jetswin;3542448]Sounds like that flick The bank Job

    [IMG]http://www.imrdb.org/images/2/2d/The_Bank_Job.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]


    It certainly launched Jason Stathams career. Look out. Whoa.

    [QUOTE=jetswin;3542480][IMG]http://jcwinnie.biz/wordpress/imageSnag/clouseau.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    Zat...eez not my dug.






    :D

  7. #7
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The depths of Despair.
    Posts
    39,867
    Post Thanks / Like
    Btw, anyone else thinking Raoul is afraid to click on this thread?
    :D

    lol

  8. #8
    Waterboy
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=jetswin;3542448]Sounds like that flick The bank Job

    [IMG]http://www.imrdb.org/images/2/2d/The_Bank_Job.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    Just saw this movie this weekend. Awesome flick!

    This was based on a robbery committed a few decades ago. And still the French have not caught up.

  9. #9
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    9,472
    Post Thanks / Like
    That's pretty funny. It would be nice to get away with something like that.

  10. #10
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,841
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=32green;3542490]Btw, anyone else thinking Raoul is afraid to click on this thread?
    :D

    lol[/QUOTE]
    I'm shocked he has not checked in yet...waht time is it in France around 5:30?

  11. #11
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,841
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=JetsFanInDenver;3542493]Just saw this movie this weekend. Awesome flick!

    This was based on a robbery committed a few decades ago. And still the French have not caught up.[/QUOTE]
    great flick :yes:

  12. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,489
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=32green;3542490]Btw, anyone else thinking Raoul is afraid to click on this thread?
    :D

    lol[/QUOTE]

    I saw him lurking in it earlier.

    I think he left to go grab an alibi.

  13. #13
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The depths of Despair.
    Posts
    39,867
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=Revi$_I$l@nd;3542506]I saw him lurking in it earlier.

    I think he left to go grab an alibi.[/QUOTE]

    lol.

    He's prolly rueing the day he logged on as Raoul instead of Phil from Hackensack.


    :eek:

  14. #14
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    12,721
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=Revi$_I$l@nd;3542440]I want in Raoul. :yes:[/QUOTE]

    Why would I do that? I didn't see you with a shovel in the tunnels.:cool:

  15. #15
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    12,721
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=32green;3542525]lol.

    He's prolly rueing the day he logged on as Raoul instead of Phil from Hackensack.


    :eek:[/QUOTE]

    I did think it over a long time before filling in the "Location" part.

    Ended up saying 'F those fat, ignorant Americans' :eek:

    :P

  16. #16
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,058
    Post Thanks / Like
    Upon breaking through the wall into the bank, the robbers found the lone security guard asleep in a rocking chair.

  17. #17
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Van down by the river
    Posts
    22,364
    Post Thanks / Like
    I still wanna know how the hell they used a flamethrower as a tool to tunnel. The only way I see something like that ending is like an episode of "Trauma - Life in the ER"...

  18. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,489
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=Apache51;3542580]Upon breaking through the wall into the bank, the robbers found the lone security guard asleep in a rocking chair. He was a former Général d'armée so it was not a surprise he was sleeping at his post[/QUOTE]

    Jesus.

    Again :O

  19. #19
    All League
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    It's all relative
    Posts
    3,341
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=Revi$_I$l@nd;3542440]I want in Raoul. :yes:[/QUOTE]

    I don't think Raoul swings that way.

  20. #20
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    12,721
    Post Thanks / Like
    A few months back a dude became a national hero by stealing 11 M€ in unmarked bills without drawing a gun or threatening anyone. He drove one of those Brinks trucks and took advantage of having some rookie partners, made an unscheduled stop (which is strictly forbidden), the rookies went to take a leak and he just left with the money.

    He was eventually found but 2 M€ is still missing. He's staying silent and facing a very small prison term (like 3 or 4 years) considering the amount stolen. So it looks like he'll plead guilty, serve the time, and go get his money afterwards if he doesn't get beaten to a pulp in prison.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us