Feds: NYC Bank Burglars Stole $5 Million in Cash, Diamonds
NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say New York City bank burglars stole about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards.
The FBI says three men charged Tuesday were part of a crew it’s been investigating with the New York Police Department. A criminal complaint focuses on two burglaries this year in Brooklyn and Queens.
On a bank roof in Queens, the burglars left behind empty safe deposit boxes, grinding wheels and a fuel tank for a cutting torch. Near a hole in the roof was a black plywood structure that the burglars apparently built to shield themselves from view.
In Brooklyn, the burglars cut interior vault alarm wires along with phone wires a block away.
Surveillance footage, cell tower data and a confidential source were used to help build the case.