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April 8, 2017

The Mystery of the $2.5 Million Rare Book Heist

Late in the night on Jan. 29, three still-unknown thieves drilled through the skylight
of a building near Heathrow Airport and rappelled 40 feet to the floor, bypassing the security alarms. They went straight to six specific crates that contained three dealers’ worth of books that were en route to the California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland. Over the course of several hours, they unloaded the books they wanted into duffel bags, belayed their loot to the roof, and took off in a waiting van. The haul totaled nearly $2.5 million.  - - The Daily Beast

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 8, 2017 12:58 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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