Thieves Steal 10-Ton Bridge
A gang of metal thieves managed to steal a 10-ton bridge by pretending to be hired to demolish it.
The pretty original theft was commited in the Czech Republic recently, the gang showed employees at a depot forged paperwork and told them the bridge over unused railroad tracks needed to come down.
“The thieves said they had been hired to demolish the bridge, and remove the unwanted railway track to make way for a new cycle route,” says a railroad spokesperson.
The thieves then dismantled the bridge and 650 feet of track, which the spokesperson estimates to be worth millions, the Telegraph reports. “It was only after they had gone that checks were made and we realized we’d been had,” he says.