They say crime doesn’t pay but this group of ground dwellers has been digging their way to THOUSANDS for years now!
Known only as ‘The Mole In The Wall Gang’, these thieves struck for the fourth time last week, tunneling their way under a supermarket and resurfacing in the store’s back room!
Police say they dug a 50-foot-long tunnel for months in order to break into a Manchester Tesco store. It’s believed they used shovels and pick axes and even put up steel beams as tunnel supports to weave a walkway straight to the cash!
After days and days of digging, they finally broke through, stealing cash boxes from an ATM inside that cops say was worth a substantial amount of money!
They are still on the loose, perhaps even digging their way into another crime!
ZOMG! It’s like a movie!
Detective Sergeant Mark Toker from Greater Manchester Police shared his theory on how these burrowing bandits might end up caught, saying:
"These people had obviously spent a long time plotting this crime and I doubt they would have been able to keep their plans secret for all that time, without telling others about their elaborate scheme.”
As cool as this story is, stealing is NEVER okay.
But even if they find this gang and lock them all up, something tells us they’d find a way to free themselves from behind bars!
Maybe THIS is what Andy Dufresne has been up to since escaping from Shawshank?!
Ch-ch-check out more pics of their latest tunnel (below)!
[Images via Columbia and Greater Manchester Police.]
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