The truck was blown to smithereens and the money… well, the money was pretty up for grabs.
Bungling armed robbers left behind thousands of bank notes strewn across a motorway in Brazil after over-estimating the amount of explosives needed to blow up an armoured truck.
The artless criminals are reported to have got away with just a few bags of money after panicking and fleeing the scene when they realized their chances of collecting the loot had been blown away in the huge blast that completely destroyed the truck.
A video of the aftermath of the botched raid by a gang of 10 bandits shows security guards, who surrendered after a shootout when the vehicle was attacked, and military police officers, who arrived on the scene, scrambling to pick up the money.
The wreck was still smoking an hour after the explosion with pieces of the vehicle flung further down the road and notes mixed with cartridges from the gun fight.
Passing motorists who slammed on their brakes and jumped out of their cars to ‘help’ were stopped in their tracks by the agents, as were dozens of residents who tried to gather up some of the cash.
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