Clever Air-born Thief

27 Mar

Recently an unusual theft took place on an Air Antilles flight. Prior to take off $1.6 million in cash was stuffed into the cargo hold by a Brink’s security guard for transportation between the island of Guadeloupe and St. Maarten. However, $238,000 didn’t make it.

It seems that a very clever thief removed the panels that separated the toilet from the cargo area and made it off the plane and out of the airport with the cash. It also appears he might have had an accomplice who helped him fake an illness.

Here’s the story.

You can’t make this stuff up.


Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Interesting Cases, Theft


3 responses to “Clever Air-born Thief

  1. Laura Mitchell

    March 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Gotta give this guy a gold star or two for ingenuity.


  2. Teresa

    March 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Keep us posted as to whether they catch the guy or not. Cleaver fellow.
    Teresa R.


  3. G.M. Malliet

    March 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

    The story suggests he could have been stopped by security on his way out of the airport – that he “managed to walk out of the airport without having to go through the normal security checks.” But they don’t usually check you leaving an airport, do they? So he was home free, even without the ambulance.

    They may have to start putting us through security on leaving now, of course, as well as departing. More travel fun!



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