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Huge bank robbery in Iraq – $282 million stolen

July 11th, 2007 . by Matt

What is more, it was the men guarding the bank that pulled off the robbery!

In an astonishing heist, guards at a bank here made off with more than a quarter-billion dollars on Wednesday, according to an official at the Interior Ministry.

The robbery, of $282 million from the Dar Es Salaam bank, a private financial institution, raised more questions than it answered, and officials were tight-lipped about the crime. The local police said two guards engineered the robbery, but an official at the Interior Ministry said three guards were involved.

Both confirmed that the stolen money was in American dollars, not Iraqi dinars. It was unclear why the bank had that much money on hand in dollars, or how the robbers managed to move such a large amount without being detected.

Several officials speculated that the robbers had connections to the militias, because it would be difficult for them to move without being searched through many checkpoints in Baghdad.

Otherwise on Wednesday, there was only scattered violence in the city, although 18 bodies were found by the police in different neighborhoods, signaling that sectarian killing had not ebbed.

Amazing. Surely that is some sort of world record.


3 Responses to “Huge bank robbery in Iraq – $282 million stolen”

  1. comment number 1 by: General Tiger

    ………

    Wow, what’s the world record for a armed robbery?

  2. comment number 2 by: T_K

    Over a quarter billion bucks! And if you take in to account the current size of Iraq’s economy, the figure seems even greater.
    Poor little country. Its people are fleeing (already 10% are living abroad), its money is leaving. Soon there will only be the male 15-25 year old demographic and their American opponents left.

  3. comment number 3 by: kteen

    Otherwise on Wednesday, there was only scattered violence in the city, although 18 bodies were found by the police in different neighborhoods

    18 dead and nobody considers it a big business…
    Reminds me of ‘All quiet on the western front’.

    God(Allah) help them all.