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Thieves break into underground vault In London- This is Awsome!!

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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Nice to see the 1% take a hit? Now they're part of the 1%. All you 99%ers want is some of the 1%'s stuff. You're no less greedy than they are, they're just better at it.
edit on 10-4-2015 by Guidance.Is.Internal because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

They probably do happen...you just don't hear about it. Insurance companies probably quietly make their payments. It looks embarrassing to admit it when you get robbed so professionally.

You never hear about the professional thieves...they don't get caught!



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I understand where you are coming from, and indeed, there are more remote methods of getting a vast sum of money which is not ones own. The possibilities presented by electronic theft in this day and age must not be overlooked.

But this sort of slick, physical operation? In and out before anyone knows one is there? This nation in which I live is physically small, and news travels fast here as a result. If this sort of thing was happening often, we would hear all about it. As the film, The Italian Job (the original, not the awful new thing) reveals by its success and continuing cult fandom, the British public are fascinated by the sort of criminal thinking which allows for a sophisticated plan to be enacted flawlessly. It would be in the news a damn sight more, if such things were an even slightly regular occurrence!



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 12:59 AM
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I would rather die trying to work my way to being a 1%'r than to steal my way there.

Just call me a Warren Buffetteer.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 02:51 AM
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Who cares if some incredibly wealthy people had their diamonds stolen?

I don't know how they will ever continue to live life without those diamonds. Oh the humanity.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 05:34 AM
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What on earth are you talking about?


originally posted by: my1percent
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Am not that sure about posting this , on the 4 th of April , a Saturday here , I wrote to a friend ( email ) and related some stuff about going fossicking and how I liked looking for gemstones and that I once believed I found an industrial grade diamond (long since lost)

In the meantime this was going down an industrial grade heist .

This was like being in sync .

On another note , I emailed someone else on the 7th of April, and was talking about something else and said , I used to work in such and such town and from there saved enough to go overseas and the culture shock I got as about a 20 year old (27 years ago).
So the town I said and the words culture shock I used and it was all in about 2 lines.

Two days later a article shows up in the online paper about this town and how the local council wants non muslim women to wear the head covering thing for a social experiment.... that goes for about three hours today so we can see what they feel like. shocking.
That is supposed to be happening today . It's in a suburb of Melbourne.

Sorry about the not so clear post but it's hard to explain.

1%
Wanted to add we have been told police wont even go into this town/suburb after dark, as it's too dangerous.
I would do a thread but not very good at that




posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:19 AM
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As a few have already mentioned this has many similarities to the Baker Street Robbery which happened on Sept. 11th 1971 (portrayed in the movie "The Bank Job").

A team of thieves tunnelled into the Lloyds, Baker Street Bank Vault and stole an estimated £500k of cash and other valuables from safety deposit boxes. The criminals were very well equipped using a combination of tools, including a thermal lance and explosives, to create the tunnel into the vault from underneath a nearby shop two doors away. The gang even employed a lookout on a rooftop overlooking the bank equipped with a ‘walkie-talkie’ radio to provide early warning reports.

Not everything went to plan. A ham radio operator overheard several of the gang’s radio transmissions and contacted the police whilst the heist was going on. Police were sent frantically to hundreds of banks within the area in hope of catching the criminals red handed. But the police also bungled during the raid. Whilst the burglars were inside the vault, officers on the scene left as there was no damage visible from the outside of the vault door. They wrongly assumed the robbery was occurring elsewhere.

There were rumours that everything was hushed up by dark forces within the British establishment although a number of men were charged in connection with the burglary two years later.

However, the true mastermind behind it all has never been apprehended according to the police.

An unsubstantiated report was that a number of the deposit boxes contained child pornography and the raiders left much of it on display so the 'owners' could be dealt with. The other lingering rumour is that one of the safety deposit boxes, belonging to Michael X, a well known Caribbean criminal contained explicit pictures of the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret. The subplot being that MI5 were actually the masterminds behind the heist and the reason why the real Mr. Big has never been revealed.


Now I know that robbery is 44 years old but if you dig around the police files on the UK National Archives site from around that time you will find some of them are classified to this day (well actually for a long time into the future).





I have no idea what was in the those safety deposit boxes and this could be all a very sophisticated and meticulously planned theft for material gain alone.

But perhaps there was something in one or more of those deposit boxes that was potentially 'explosive stuff'. Material that could harm 'the establishment' or some very high ranking people.
edit on 11/4/15 by mirageman because: tidy up



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: Guidance.Is.Internal
Nice to see the 1% take a hit?


Yeah, interesting that I was just reading about a woman who (possibly) lost all her late mother's jewellery from one of the boxes and said she couldn't afford to insure it and couldn't afford to wear it.

If she was that broke, why didn't she sell it? Sentimental value?...keep one special piece, insure it and wear it with the (huge) profit from the sale.

Eat the rich.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: Iamnotadoctor

Never mind , I was away with the pixes .

1%



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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Seems the thieves simply drilled through the concrete wall next to the vault door, rather than spend extra time trying to do through the door. Amusing.

What I would like to know is, how have they put a price tag on a crime like this? The company itself does not seem to know what is in the boxes. Would a place like this have adequate insurance coverage? How do we know that victims aren't just inflating the worth of whatever they had in their box?



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: symphonyofblase

What I would like to know is, how have they put a price tag on a crime like this? The company itself does not seem to know what is in the boxes. Would a place like this have adequate insurance coverage? How do we know that victims aren't just inflating the worth of whatever they had in their box?


Funnily enough, you are correct!!!!
The bank gives each person who was robbed a pen and piece of paper, they then ask them to write down the value of what was stolen.
The exact value of what each client writes down is then reimbursed to them within a few weeks, the bank also says, "Sorry about that".

Are you happy you asked such a silly question now?



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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It seems the thieves had some very detailed insider knowledge of the place and its weaknesses so it's not much of a stretch to assume they knew exactly what they were after as well. They only opened particular boxes from the news I've heard so how did they know which boxes to go for (they're all very much alike from the outside except for the number).



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: Iamnotadoctor

Is that really how these things are settled?
And no questions asked?



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: Pilgrum
It seems the thieves had some very detailed insider knowledge of the place and its weaknesses so it's not much of a stretch to assume they knew exactly what they were after as well. They only opened particular boxes from the news I've heard so how did they know which boxes to go for (they're all very much alike from the outside except for the number).


Yes but keep in mind that employees probably don't know what is in the boxes.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: Pilgrum

Security /utility /maintenance contractors are the sort utilised in such raids, they gather detailed knowledge of the physical systems /entry points etc. and databases of contents / owners of contents obtained by stealth means via hacking / corruption.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: Ph03n1x
This has MI-5 written all over it, i wouldn't be surprised if some foreign official had some documents/intel stored in one of the boxes.....

the fact that this happened last weekend and i have heard nothing about it pretty much confirms some kind of stolen secrets are involved... nobody likes to admit they lost sensitive info and 5 will never admit to taking it



I thought the same. Has to be some sort of government / intelligence OP of some sort to some end .



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: nerbot

Well, I've got bad news for you, because to most of the world, just having access to the internet and 3 square meals a day makes you rich. How would you like to be cooked, medium rare or medium?

Eat the nerbots



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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originally posted by: Enochstask
Stealing is awesome huh?


Depends on who you're stealing from.


K~



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: Guidance.Is.Internal
a reply to: nerbot

Well, I've got bad news for you, because to most of the world, just having access to the internet and 3 square meals a day makes you rich. How would you like to be cooked, medium rare or medium?

Eat the nerbots


What a daft reply.


And for your information, I eat 1 meal a day because that's all I can afford so I cannot qualify for your definition of rich can I?

I'm also selling my house and applying for red cross food parcels and the only reason I'm hanging on to the internet (by the skin of my teeth) is to sell my house.

Eat the ignorant!



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr

Hi tech, hi profile burglaries don't generally fence the items...the professionals are hired to obtain those items, or a particular item from the collection. Anything else is just a bonus.



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