They make for great movies – but do they have any basis in reality? Since most major news is fake, and belongs in movies and fiction, why not great heists?
Belief in the value of jewelry is just that – a belief. Without it, diamonds would be worthless clear silica. We need constant reminders that money, cash, has value. Similarly, we need reinforcement that fancy rocks are worth something. Propaganda is needed to reinforce the idea that spending thousands for pressed sand is a good idea.
This latest heist is, well, unbelievable. Apparently millions in security is useless.
Scotland Yard is trying to track down jewel thieves responsible for an elaborate and costly heist last weekend in London’s most exclusive jewelry district. The thieves emptied around 300 safety deposit boxes.
Like something out of “Ocean’s 11,” the gang planned this heist down to every last detail, except, apparently, disabling the security cameras. It has emerged that British police could have, and probably should have, caught them in the act.
Secrets like who knew what and how thieves were apparently able to tunnel through walls, abseil down an elevator shaft, get past an 18 inch vault without triggering any alarms, and then get away unnoticed.