And now I learn that thieves in Brazil are willing to plan and dig for months for the ultimate in a bank heist:
Behind a Brazen Brazilian BurglaryMost of us wouldn't be willing to dedicate three days to the task, much less three months of tunneling and months & months of planning.
Thieves Tunneled For 3 Months to Get $67.8 Million
By Stan Lehman of the Associated Press
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Thieves spent three months tunneling under a busy city boulevard in northeastern Brazil to break into a Central Bank vault and pull off the biggest burglary ever in South America's largest country.
The crime that netted $67.8 million was remarkably similar to a tunnel heist last year in which more than $1 million was stolen from a Sao Paulo company that transports money for banks. The suspected mastermind of that caper reportedly had escaped from prison three years earlier -- by digging a tunnel.
The vault in the city of Fortaleza, about 1,550 miles northeast of the capital, was plundered over the weekend "by a group of highly sophisticated thieves," said Sabrina Albuquerque, a federal police spokeswoman.
Guess I wouldn't make much of a thief.