Robbing a bank is one thing, digging a 50-foot tunnel to steal thousands from an ATM machine is another. The Police believe the thieves spent months digging the 'complex' structure to get at the cash from a Tesco Express store in Eccles, Greater Manchester last Friday, March 14. Believe it or not, the elaborate heist has been linked to the so-called 'mole-in-the-wall' gang, who are believed to have carried out three similar plots in the city since 2007. Continue reading for a news report and more information.
According to The Daily Mail, "thieves stole cash boxes containing a 'substantial' sum of money from the Tesco store in Liverpool Road before disappearing back through the tunnel with the cash, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. A police spokesman confirmed that the amount taken was in the 'tens of thousands of pounds'. Officers said they believe the gang may have spent months digging the tunnel, because of the amount of planning that was involved and complex nature of the tunnel structure."