You don't see this every day - airmobile assault on cash depot
Amazing. The thieves apparently placed a bag marked "bomb" at the police aviation helipad to prevent aerial pursuit, blocked a couple of roads, and just flew off with what was estimated to be "tens of millions" of dollars. Apparently, the Swedes get paid monthly on the 25th, so the depot was packed full of cash.
(CNN) -- A helicopter and explosives were used in an early morning raid on a cash depot in Stockholm, Sweden, police said Wednesday.
A helicopter landed on the roof of the G4S cash depot in Vastberga, in the southern part of Stockholm, shortly after 5 a.m. (11 p.m. ET), Swedish police said.
Witness Bjorn Lockstrom first heard three loud bangs as the thieves used explosives to get into the building, he told Swedish CNN affiliate TV4.
"Then I saw two men hoisting themselves down into the building," Lockstrom said. "Just minutes later, I saw how they hoisted bags of money up to the helicopter on the roof."
The burglary happened only days before the 25th, the day every month when Swedes receive their monthly salary, so the depot was rife with cash.
Helicopter used in Swedish cash depot raid - CNN.com
You have to admire the planning.