Thieves Steal Shipment of Money from Mexico Airport

April 5, 2019

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Thursday a brazen gang of thieves tailed an armored truck, burst into an airport in central Mexico and made off with a shipment of cash that was about to be loaded on a plane.

The robbery took only three minutes and the amount taken is still being calculated, but the crime appeared to resemble the infamous Lufthansa heist at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport that netted $5.87 million in 1978.

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