I wish I had a gang of thieves to pull off heists worth an estimated $100 million like the ones who pulled it off without a trace in Grapevine, California
Earlier this month, a heist took place at the Flying J truck stop along Interstate 5 in Grapevine, California.
In the early hours of July 11th, two armed guards left their Brink’s big rig, presenting the perfect opportunity for a gang of thieves to clear out all the gold and jewels inside of it.
The two guards were gone for roughly 27 minutes, and the thieves walked away with millions. The total value however, remains a mystery. Authorities estimate a range from $10 million to $100 million which is a pretty wide margin.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the owners of the stolen jewels and gold are trying to collect a gigantic insurance claim but that has yet to be determined.
Another question that remains is how the thieves got into the truck and were able to unload everything in less than a 30 minute window. The thieves managed to bypass the trailer’s locking mechanism, enter the back of it, unload a shit ton of storage containers filled with jewelry, diamonds, gems, and a “plethora of Rolex’s and other designer watches” and again, no one has any idea how this happened at 2AM in the morning in a matter of 20 minutes.
I’m not a narc by any means but here’s a tip to the authorities, take a look at the drivers of the Brinks truck. Something doesn’t feel right there.
Anyways, I hate reading stories like this. No, it’s not because of the jewelers who lost their “life’s work” because of a Brinks truck heist. I just wish that I was in a circle of people that were smart enough to pull off such a heist in which nearly two weeks after the fact, no one can seem to figure out who took millions in gems and gold.
Mandatory Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press