Robbers Spend Months Digging Tunnel Into Bank’s Safe Deposit

Category: Society / Jan 17, 2013 1:16PM EDT
Robbers who dug a tunnel from an underground parking garage into the safe deposit of a German bank spent months digging and worked very professionally, Berlin police said on Thursday (January 17), four days after the crime was detected. The suspects are thought to have rented out a garage under the Volksbank and then constructed the tunnel. Berlin police spokesperson commented on the robbery: "The tunnel was constructed very professionally. It was stabilized with beams. Obviously the suspects spent months digging to build this roughly 45 meter-long tunnel from the garage to the bank." Initial reports said the tunnel was 100 feet long. Police were alerted to the robbery on Monday morning (January 14) after a guard saw smoke coming from the safety deposit room. Berlin Police are now looking for a man they say witnesses had seen outside the parking garage "many times."