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Passenger crawls into airliner's cargo hold through the bathroom and steals $238,000
Daily Mail UK ^ | 03-06-11 | Staff

Posted on 03/06/2011 11:48:06 AM PST by Red Badger

A airplane passenger stole $238,000 during a flight in the Caribbean by sneaking into the cargo hold that was loaded with cash through the bathroom. The unnamed man complained of feeling unwell at the start of the flight and spent most of it in the bathroom. He was, in fact, removing panels separating the toilet and the cargo hold, according to reportsA Brink's security employee had placed three sacks of cash containing a tota $1.6million in the hold of the Air Antilles plane before it took off from the French island of Guadeloupe, Fox News reported The security guard took his seat on the ATR-42 turboprop plane to enjoy the flight Bbut when the flight landed on the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin 40 minutes ater it was discovered that $238,000 was missing Shortly before landing, the alleged thief, who was accompanied by a woman who appeared concerned about his health, asked a flight attendant for an ambulance to meet him on the tarmac, witnesses said. When the ambulance arrived, the man said he felt suddenly better and managed to walk out of the airport without having to go through the normal security checks police said. The woman traveling with him was questioned in the baggage arrival hall but did not have any of the missing money

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1 posted on 03/06/2011 11:48:08 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Give me $238,000 in cash and I’ll suddenly feel better as well.


2 posted on 03/06/2011 11:50:56 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Red Badger

Sounds like Hollywood, would be a good script.


3 posted on 03/06/2011 11:50:56 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red Badger

That was one extraordinarily agile thief. Those airplane bathrooms are barely big enough to accomplish the necessary business!


4 posted on 03/06/2011 11:52:18 AM PST by susannah59
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To: Red Badger

Sounds like he got away with it.... so far.


5 posted on 03/06/2011 11:54:41 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Red Badger

"he said he'd split it with me"

6 posted on 03/06/2011 11:54:51 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: UCANSEE2

He’s on an island, how far could he get?.......


7 posted on 03/06/2011 11:55:54 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger
Winner of COW (Crime of the Week) Award.

Working in the thief's favor is that all the natives of this island look alike and that he is more than likely related to the Governor of the Island, or the next one.

What's frog for "inside job?"

8 posted on 03/06/2011 12:04:00 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Odd, but I never had to ask, "Who, or what exactly is Dwight Eisenhower?")
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To: Red Badger

Must have been an inside job to some degree for this guy to know the money was there.


9 posted on 03/06/2011 12:10:17 PM PST by Minn
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To: Red Badger

I love it when a plan comes together brilliant heist i hope he gets away with it


10 posted on 03/06/2011 12:10:21 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Red Badger
"but when the flight landed on the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin 40 minutes ater it was discovered that $238,000 was missing Shortly before landing"

I thought they spoke English in England...this sentence makes my head spin...
11 posted on 03/06/2011 12:11:57 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, the Brinks guy put $1.6m in there. The thief stole $238,000.

Fortunately, the police recovered the remaining $1,500.


12 posted on 03/06/2011 12:15:52 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Red Badger
He’s on an island, how far could he get?.......

Well, St. Martin is split into a French side and a Dutch side. I wonder if one side gives him immunity from the other.

Seriously, the airline has to know who he is. And the police on the island who she is.

My bet is that someone in security at the airport got a share to facilitate the ambulance--no, no ambulance please routine--and let him leave bypassing "the normal security checks".

The article makes it sound like the investigation ended when the woman didn't have any money on her. Well, right now she must know where he is.

Well, from now on, when you see passengers with blue skin coming off the plane, you'll know who has tried this.

13 posted on 03/06/2011 12:20:22 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: battousai
Here's another good one.

A airplane passenger stole $238,000 during a flight in the Caribbean by sneaking into the cargo hold that was loaded with cash through the bathroom.

They normally load cash into the hold through the bathroom? Sounds inefficient.

14 posted on 03/06/2011 12:35:34 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

bttt


15 posted on 03/06/2011 12:39:27 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Sherman Logan

Maybe it’s our tax dollars and one of our diligent, underpaid government workers was busy flushing it...as they always do with our hard-earned money.


16 posted on 03/06/2011 12:55:11 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red Badger

Read the first sentence of this article. Apparently the writer was educated by a union teacher.


17 posted on 03/06/2011 1:07:10 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Red Badger
...that was loaded with cash through the bathroom

So what, they flushed the money down the toilet?

18 posted on 03/06/2011 1:29:54 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger
He’s on an island, how far could he get?.......

Reminds me of the geniuses who robbed a store on an island with only drawbridge access. Local officials went to the drawbridge and waited there for them show up.

19 posted on 03/06/2011 1:35:18 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: tet68

Clever heist. Most criminals are nearly retarded


20 posted on 03/06/2011 1:37:38 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: al baby

I hope your luggage gets stolen on your next flight!


21 posted on 03/06/2011 1:39:52 PM PST by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: Red Badger

Ingenious robbery but Brinks has superior resources and this crook will be nailed via his girlfriend within a week, a month at most. It is too embarrassing for Brinks not to capture him


22 posted on 03/06/2011 1:42:31 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: RobinOfKingston

what about a get away boat


23 posted on 03/06/2011 1:56:41 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: HardStarboard

I hope your cat poops in your bowl of cereal


24 posted on 03/06/2011 1:57:20 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Red Badger

Well, I guess the guy should get points for creativity!


25 posted on 03/06/2011 2:01:44 PM PST by NailInACoffin
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To: Red Badger

It’s amazing, the s**t people will go through for money.


26 posted on 03/06/2011 2:03:42 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: al baby

” I hope your cat poops in your cereal.”

THAT explains the Coco Puffs!


27 posted on 03/06/2011 2:10:57 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Sherman Logan

Yeah, and “A airplane” instead of “An airplane”?


28 posted on 03/06/2011 2:15:47 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Red Badger

I feel much better now.

29 posted on 03/06/2011 2:18:54 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Red Badger

Why not transfer the cash to his own suitcases in the cargo hold, then leave the airport like everyone else?


30 posted on 03/06/2011 2:21:51 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Sherman Logan

LOL!

And this article is from a UK paper.


31 posted on 03/06/2011 3:48:24 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama, then try him for treason.)
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To: NoLibZone

This would be dirty money.


32 posted on 03/06/2011 3:49:30 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama, then try him for treason.)
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To: eartrumpet
Why not transfer the cash to his own suitcases in the cargo hold, then leave the airport like everyone else?

To avoid customs? The report says he could skip security checks since he walked out from the place the ambulance arrived.

33 posted on 03/06/2011 5:48:24 PM PST by JimWayne
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