This London Bank Was Recently Robbed By Criminals With Super Villain Skills

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The movie world is home to some of the most innovative and outlandish bank robberies ever. From Bonnie and Clyde to The Town, audiences around the world have witnessed some fairly grandiose crimes over the years, prompting people to ask “How”d they do that?” Still, let”s not forget what these movie heists are fantasies.

Last week, however, a robbery took place in London that looks like it was straight out of the movies. The heist was so awesomely planned that it would be great fun to watch…that is, if it weren”t at the expense of people”s life savings.

They say a safe is only as strong as its weakest point. Let”s see how the robbers found it.

They say a safe is only as strong as its weakest point. Let

First, they disabled the second-floor elevator. They then shimmied their way down the shaft to the basement, where the vault could be found.

First, they disabled the second-floor elevator. They then shimmied their way down the shaft to the basement, where the vault could be found.

Next, they pried open a simple security door…

Next, they pried open a simple security door...

…and saw a giant, formidable safe door staring them in the face.

...and saw a giant, formidable safe door staring them in the face.

Instead of tackling that impossibility, they simply drilled a hole in the thick concrete wall next to it.

Instead of tackling that impossibility, they simply drilled a hole in the thick concrete wall next to it.

This created an opening 18 inches wide by 10 inches high. It was just big enough to fit someone through to get at the safe deposit boxes.

This created an opening 18 inches wide by 10 inches high. It was just big enough to fit someone through to get at the safe deposit boxes.

This is exactly where the robbers walked away with $300 million worth of cash and jewels.

This is exactly where the robbers walked away with $300 million worth of cash and jewels.

Take a look at how the police suspect it all went down in their interactive walkthrough.

Below is actual footage from the robbery, as captured through a security camera.

(via Distractify / MET Police)

There you have it. Proof positive that you can spend millions of dollars on the strongest safe, but your weakest point can still be your Achilles heel.

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