A video of a $32 million airport heist that ended up in a shootout that left two people dead has gone viral on Twitter with reactions all over from concerned users. That was a wild heist and VladTV got the details;
Video coming out of Chile shows a failed heist turn into a shootout which left at least two people dead.
Ten heavily armed robbers somehow bypassed security at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport where an aircraft was transferring $32 million in cash to an armored truck.
During the shootout, one employee of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and one of the robbers were slained.
Here is what happened.
An airport shootout in Chile’s capital killed a security officer and an alleged robber Wednesday in what authorities said was an attempted heist of more than $32 million in cash aboard a plane from Miami.
Around 10 heavily armed robbers were able to skirt security measures to reach the runway at the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, where a Latam airlines aircraft had $32.5 million in cash that was being transferred to an armored truck, Interior Subsecretary Manuel Monsalve said.
There was a shootout between the would-be robbers and security officials that killed an employee of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGAC, as well as an alleged assailant.
The other robbers fled. Two burned vehicles were later found nearby.
“The brave action by the DGAC officials frustrated the robbery,” Monsalve said, noting that the would-be robbers were “highly organized” and “very armed.”
Video posted on social media appeared to show bullet holes in a Delta plane that was parked next to the Latam aircraft that was targeted. Another video appears to show a moment in the shootout during which a lot of gunshots can be heard.
“There was no risk to passengers,” DGAC chief Raúl Jorquera said.
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