These Thieves Made Off With $6 Million Worth Of Jewelry In Daring New Year’s Eve Heist
Holy crap, this was straight out of “Oceans Eleven”.
Common sense (and Ocean’s Eleven) tells us that when committing a heist, it’s best to strike when security is at its most lax and the loot is ripe for the taking.
So despite our obvious moral reservations (stealing is bad), we gotta give it up to three crafty criminals who made off with $6 million dollars worth of jewelry during the insane shit show that was New Year’s Eve in Midtown Manhattan.
Just after the ball dropped at Times Square and the city had devolved into a drunken hellscape, the trio of bandits used a pry bar and hammer to break into jewelry wholesaler Gregg Ruth. Cops say that the thieves first climbed the stairwell to get inside and then waited for the predictable debauchery at midnight to make their move.
The criminals are still at large, but police may not have to look far. They suspect it was an inside job because the robbers had no troubles accessing the safes. “The safes were opened. They didn’t even have to pry,” a police source told the New York Daily News.
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It was a remarkably well-executed heist, which is even more surprising given that the robbers sort of looked like ordinary college bros hitting the town. Two of them were briefly caught by security cameras, before they smashed it up with a wrench.
If you are unsure of how they pulled this off, remember just how wasted the rest of the world was on New Year’s Eve (see: Don Lemon).