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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Armed bandits rob money courier boat near Piazzale Roma. 1.3 million Euros stolen!

Yesterday around 7am near the vaporetto stop at Sant'Andrea (in the vicinity of Piazzale Roma), a money courier boat was robbed at gunpoint. The three robbers made off with  1.3 million Euros cash, most of which was monthly pension payments on it's way to the Italian Post Office where pensioners pick up their allotments at the beginning of each month. Reports say the heist took around 30 seconds to pull off. I think the Italian government will start thinking about how to implement direct deposits of those pension funds from now on! Unbelievable! It's the stuff you see in movies! 

8 comments:

Andrew said...

You would think that it wouldn't be too hard to apprehend the culprits in a lagoon.

karen said...

I've been looking for news of an arrest. Haven't seen it yet!

Rob C said...

That's crazy, I take it they got away by boat?

Are you sure that Mike didn't run a little Henderson's 11 job :-)

karen said...

Rob- it is absolutely the stuff of a spy novel! The latest news in the paper is that the crooks escaped possibly by car onto the mainland- all happened very quickly, says they were "professionals"!!!

Rob C said...

OK,
We'll just act surprised when you buy that Palazzo on the Grand Canal :-)

Don't worry, I won't tell anyone !

ytaba36 said...

Holy cr*p!!!! (Am I allowed to say that on your blog??)

Kaye said...

I'm sure this will give Donna Leon some ideas!

Terrence said...

Cool!