One of the biggest cash thefts in the city's history went unrecognized till cops opened a vault that few people knew about.
One of the biggest cash thefts in the city's history went unrecognized till cops opened a vault that few people knew about.

Los Angeles’ $30m cash heist: authorities launch investigation into massive burglary

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One of the biggest cash thefts in the city’s history went unrecognized till cops opened a vault that few people knew about.

Los Angeles Hit by Massive Cash Heist: Authorities Investigate $30 Million Burglary

Thieves executed one of the largest cash heists in Los Angeles history over Easter weekend, making off with as much as $30 million from a money storage facility, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

The Heist Unfolds

The burglary took place at an undisclosed facility in Sylmar, located in the San Fernando Valley, responsible for handling and storing cash from various businesses across the region. 

Intruders managed to gain entry without immediate detection and successfully breached a safe, according to Los Angeles Police Department Commander Elaine Morales.

Investigation Underway

Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are actively investigating the incident, striving to uncover the culprits behind the audacious theft.

Sophisticated Operation

Authorities disclosed that the burglars accessed the facility through the roof, bypassing alarm systems, and gained entry to the area where the cash was stored. The operation was described as elaborate, with few individuals aware of the substantial sum kept within the safe.

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Unprecedented Scale

Reported as one of the largest cash burglaries in Los Angeles history, the stolen amount surpasses any previous armored-car heists in the city. The magnitude of the theft underscores its significance within the realm of criminal activity in the region.

Echoes of Past Incidents

This recent heist recalls a similar high-profile theft nearly two years ago when up to $100 million in jewels and valuables were stolen from a Brink’s truck at a truck stop in southern California. 

To date, the perpetrators of that crime remain at large, highlighting the ongoing challenge faced by law enforcement in combating sophisticated criminal enterprises.

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