Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Whoa. That about sums it up. The Bank of England is reporting that their cash center was robbed last night by two teams of armed men. The robbers held the branch manager and his family hostage and tied up 15 employees. The take is estimated to be between 43 and 70 million dollars in cash. No one was injured in the robbery. To read more go to:
At $43 million, this would only be the fifth largest bank robbery in history.
From MSNBC News:
1. 900 million in U.S. currency and 100 million in euros dollars from the Iraq Central Bank, Iraq in March 2003. This happened at the beginning of the U.S. invasion and was blamed on Saddam Hussein’s family.
2. $70 million from the Central Bank in Fortaleza, Brazil during weekend of Aug. 6-8, 2005.
3. $65 million from the Knightsbridge Safe Deposit Center, London on July 12, 1987.
4. $50 million from the Northern Bank, Belfast, Ireland on Dec. 20, 2004. The Irish Republican Army is credited with this robbery.
5. The one yesterday.
Okay, once more. Whoa.

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