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How safe is your bank safety deposit box?

May 26, 2016 @ 8:11 PM

A group of wily bank robbers managed to break into a Maspeth Federal Savings bank by cutting a hole through the roof to access the bank's vault. When they finished the job, they left what looks like dozens of safe deposit boxes on the roof.

A bank employee noticed the missing safe deposit boxes and the hole in the ceiling of the Rego Park bank yesterday morning around 8:30 a.m.

The heist was rather clever,  "Thieves stole a ladder from a nearby home to get onto the roof. They then constructed a wooden box to hide themselves while boring a hole in the ceiling of the bank. That hole led right into the vault where the safety deposit boxes were kept. One by one, dozens of boxes were taken to the roof, where thieves ...

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