The 10 Most Brilliant Criminal Minds in History

 3 – The Vacuum Gang

Armed with just a drill and a modified vacuum cleaner, the Vacuum Gang or the “gang a l’aspirateur” has robbed 15 supermarket chains in France.

French supermarkets, specifically Monoprix supermarkets, use a vulnerable type of system for channelling funds into their safes. Cashiers use pneumatic suction pipes where they slide their money into the safe; the gang simply drilled a hole in the pipe that was near the trunk and connected a powerful vacuum cleaner to capture the money.

The Vacuum Gang’s series of heists has totalled a haul of nearly 600,000 Euros since 2006.


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