'Mission Impossible-theft' in London: as abseiling commandos

'Mission Impossible-theft' in London: as abseiling commandos

World February 12, 2017 20:39

london - A couple of thieves has a warehouse in west London the security circumvented by themselves from a glass dome twelve meters to down bags. The burglary occurs according to British media reminiscent of a scene from the movie Mission Impossible Ton Cruise.

The three offenders collar holes in glass skylights by day and then showed himself as commandos sink down, writes Daily Mail. In the store there were six cases of rare books. The trio took ample time to search their loot. After several hours, the men disappeared with 160 antique books from the 15th and 16th centuries.

One of the most expensive books that the crooks have taken a copy of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1566. In it, the astronomer describes that the sun and not the earth is the center of the universe. The value of the book is estimated at 200 000.

Because the books would be instantly recognized when they are sold on the free market, the burglary was probably committed on behalf of a collector.

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