Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gang dig 100ft tunnel (which was 4ft wide and complete with lighting)... and after all that get away with £6,000

A persistent group of thieves went to extreme lengths to get their hands on extra cash - after digging a 100ft tunnel under a building to reach a cash machine.

The labour-intensive robbery saw the gang spend six months digging a passageway under a Blockbuster Video in Fallowfield, Manchester to get up underneath the cash machine.

Amazingly, the group managed to get into the cash machine after completing the tunnel - which they had started four years ago in a previous botched raid.

The thieves originally dug around 60ft of tunnel in August 2007, but their secret raid was discovered by builders laying cables.

Not to be deterred, the criminals returned to the passageway and finally got to the cash - but after all their toil only got away with around £6,000. Read More