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Old 13 February 2017, 02:30 PM
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Reading Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

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Antiquarian books worth more than £2m have been stolen by a gang who avoided a security system by abseiling into a west London warehouse.

The three thieves made off with more than 160 publications after raiding the storage facility near Heathrow in what has been labelled a Mission: Impossible-style break-in.

The gang are reported to have climbed on to the building’s roof and bored holes through the reinforced glass-fibre skylights before rappelling down 40ft of rope while avoiding motion-sensor alarms.
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Old 13 February 2017, 05:52 PM
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Not that I condone any crime, but the method here is right out of a spy novel. I'm impressed that after they came down they were able to climb back up.

Thanks for posting this.
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Old 13 February 2017, 09:26 PM
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...I'm impressed that after they came down they were able to climb back up...
They probably used Jumars to climb out, then used conventional big wall haul bag techniques to bring up the books.
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