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Brazil bank heist - Armed gang mount fierce assault on city of Criciúma

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posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 08:49 AM
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Military police reported that a fire had been set in a tunnel on the main road leading to the city, presumably to prevent the security forces from sending reinforcements to the town. The police headquarters also came under attack.

In other parts of the city, at least six people were used as "human shields" by the armed men, who forced them to sit on a pedestrian crossing to block the road.

Residents posted images on social media of what they described as snipers on rooftops.


Brazil bank heist: Armed gang mount fierce assault on city of Criciúma

This sounds like something right out of a movie.

Money was scattered all over the street as bystanders rushed to pick it up.

A human barricade was set across at least one street.

Vehicles were set on fire in the middle of streets as road blocks, even in front of a police station.

It started about midnight in the city of around 200,000 people.

The shoot out lasted about a half hour and the the bandits made off with the cash in a convoy of vehicles.

It was a very organized and professional bank robbery with many people involved.

I hope they took the money to buy bling, houses, cars, hookers and drugs.

And not to finance something more sinister.


Lots of video on YT.



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

You gotta have balls leaving the scene with your emergency lights on. Wow. Hahahaha.



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman

The amazing thing is only two people were hurt and no one was killed.

I guess they did not run into much resistance.



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
I hope they took the money to buy bling, houses, cars, hookers and drugs.

They probably want to stick to the last 2 if they want to stay off the radar


So the Bank hasn't yet said how much was taken..
Maybe they took something other than just cash?

Im just thinking if they took so much time to plan and prepare all the diversions,including throwing at least some stolen money away-they may have had another target from a safety deposit box or something?

Maybe we will find out one day



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Completely. I lived in studio city real close to where the north hollywood bank robbery took place. That went south real quick.



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 11:08 AM
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Im just thinking if they took so much time to plan and prepare all the diversions,including throwing at least some stolen money away-they may have had another target from a safety deposit box or something?


They threw some away and left bags behind.

You may be on to something.



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 03:29 PM
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This looks like video shot by some of the bandits.

They did go after some type of safety deposit boxes it looks like.








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posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

So, where are the cries of "defund the police", now ?

I am sure the bank robbers are merely "troubled youth" and instead of police, the Brazilian government should have sent in social workers and activists (with paper, signs and crayons), right ?
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posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 06:12 PM
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Reminds me of the beginning of Dark Knight.....



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 06:13 PM
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Yea. No worries.

I am sure it was mostly peaceful banking.



posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 06:14 PM
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well damn. Sounds like they really planned the # outta that heist. Wonder how much inside help they got?



posted on Dec, 3 2020 @ 12:48 AM
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This is a Special Forces raid disguised as a bank robbery.

That much is obvious!

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