Robbers steal $5M in cash in "Goodfellas" style airport robbery

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Armed men steal $5 million in cash in airport heist

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A group of thieves stole $5 million in cash from a Lufthansa cargo plane at a Brazilian airport.

The criminals stormed onto the apron of the international airport of Viracopos in Campinas Sunday evening after the aircraft landed.

The robbers used a pickup truck with stickers of the airport security firm to avoid alerting authorities.

At least five men disarmed security guards and locked them up in their vehicles before making a quick getaway.

The brazen heist is reminiscent of the $5 million Lufthansa robbery at JFK airport in 1978, which is portrayed in the movie "Goodfellas."

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