$6m heist during Brazil football final


The heist was discovered on Sunday night — hours after the games ended. Officers followed the tunnel from the company’s safe some 100 metres underground to a house, Sao Paulo police said. They said the home, abandoned when they arrived, had been occupied for about four months. Its former occupants were considered suspects.

Officials with the armoured car company — Transnacional Transporte de Valores e Seguranca Patrimonial Ltda — told officers that $5.9 million were missing. Globo TV’s G1 website reported that electricity was cut off to the company’s office and some security cameras were not on when the theft happened.

The heist occurred on the last weekend of the football season, when the league championship matches had people nationwide glued to their televisions.
A security guard at the building heard a loud noise about 5 pm on Sunday as the most important game was under way, but figured it was from fireworks that sports fans had been setting off throughout the afternoon.

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