a reply to: Ridhya
When faced with the prospect of hundreds of thousands of Euros, one does not risk that pot to stand around picking up a paltry grand. The methods of
robbery such as this, rely on very simple, but IRON fast timings. Everything must be planned down to the smallest detail, in order for an event like
this to come off without a hitch, from the exact specification of the vehicles used by the robbers, to the amount of time, TO THE SECOND, allowed for
each phase of the operation. From starting their own cars and making their way to the location of the robbery, to the precise timing of their
deployment from their vehicle, to the deployment methodology itself, every little nuance must have been accounted for, in order for this job to have
If I was pulling a job like this, I would establish some basic SOPs of my own, to ensure that everyone is moving off the same play book. For a start,
no one gets caught. To facilitate no one getting caught, I would insist that no one take longer than x amount of time to complete their part of the
work to be done. The faster the job is completed, the less chance there is of the authorities getting there before the crew has made their escape.
Therefore, securing whatever items of currency or other important objects that are being targeted, must be done to a time table as well. If some money
goes astray during the escape, or there are not enough seconds left on the clock to reach out and grab that last brick of cash, then so be it, there
the money stays!
Everyone deploys, does their bit, and gets back in the getaway vehicles with all possible speed, no one messes about, and everyone goes home richer.
And this does strike me as a purely criminal enterprise at work here, rather than an intelligence gig. The fact that this is by no means the first
time that the motorcade of a rich and powerful individual has been hit like this, and the fact that the victimology of the crimes thus far committed
seems focused toward money rather than political status or affiliation, leads me to that conclusion. Of course, if the crew working these jobs is ex
military, then they might have connections which would allow them to work both for themselves, and on a freelance basis for intelligence organisations
and government agencies. It is even possible that whoever heads the crew, has a contact for the sale of information as well as the fencing or
laundering of vast sums of money, jewelery and the like.
God knows there are enough organisations out there which desire information more than near enough anything else! From national governments, to
organised crime syndicates, the demand for data is enormous, and there are folk out there, on both sides of the law, who will do damned close to
anything to get their hands on it. Even if data were taken and traded therefore, it would not necessarily indicate an intelligence link, or a revenge
link in this case. I would imagine that the secrets of some people are worth MILLIONS to certain other people.
Its a thorny one though, I will give you that!
edit on 19-8-2014 by TrueBrit because: Grammar failure corrected.