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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Passenger crawls into airliner's cargo hold through the bathroom and steals $238,000 -

Passenger crawls into airliner's cargo hold through the bathroom and steals $238,000 - 

A airplane passenger stole $238,000 during a flight in the Caribbean by sneaking into the cargo hold that was loaded with cash through the bathroom.
The unnamed man complained of feeling unwell at the start of the flight and spent most of it in the bathroom.
He was, in fact, removing panels separating the toilet and the cargo hold, according to reports. 

A Brink's security employee had placed three sacks of cash containing a total $1.6million in the hold of the Air Antilles plane before it took off from the French island of Guadeloupe, Fox News reported. 
The security guard took his seat on the ATR-42 turboprop plane to enjoy the flight.
Bbut when the flight landed on the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin 40 minutes later it was discovered that $238,000 was missing. 
Shortly before landing, the alleged thief, who was accompanied by a woman who appeared concerned about his health, asked a flight attendant for an ambulance to meet him on the tarmac, witnesses said.
When the ambulance arrived, the man said he felt suddenly better and managed to walk out of the airport without having to go through the normal security checks, police said.
The woman traveling with him was questioned in the baggage arrival hall but did not have any of the missing money.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363379/Passenger-steals-238-000-airplane-cargo-hold-toilet.html#ixzz1FqvLorQ3