Thieves Rip Open Armored Van, Steal Millions and Evade Capture in Italy


The Fast and Furious-style heist unfolded in dramatic fashion Wednesday in southern Italy.

A highly coordinated, multi-million dollar heist ended with a fast getaway and trucks ablaze on Wednesday in Italy.

Thieves targeted an armored van carrying pension funds, which was traveling from Bari to Matera in southern Italy, Reuters reports.

The van was stopped by two large trucks blocking the road, and was pried open with mechanical diggers.

Local police said $2.3 million in cash was taken; the large trucks were set on fire to help the hooded thieves elude authorities.

The suspects fled in a waiting car, and the guards were unharmed.

Photos of the dramatic robbery were captured, below:

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