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A French security van driver who last week disappeared with €11.6m has earned himself an internet round of applause from his impressed fellow countrymen. Tony Musulin Tony Musulin, 39, made off with 49 sacks of notes he and two colleagues from Loomis security had just picked up from the Bank of France in Lyon on Thursday …

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So you steal 11.6 million

and still pause to empty your bank account?

Unless your account has SERIOUS money in it, why bother?

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Everyone has their price

10.3282667 million Pounds Sterling would about do it.

I'll bet his backside is twitching like a rabbits nose about right now.

Not laughed so hard since that business at the Bank of England where the cleaners were pulling money out of the cages marked for incineration.

I wish him all the best and a very Merry Christmas where ever he ends up.

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Re: So you steal 11.6 million

"Unless your account has SERIOUS money in it, why bother?"

Shheesh, you haven't watched many heist movies have you? He probably had some major expenses before the job. There'd be the getaway car, the false passport, the stick on moustache...

And besides, he stole cash... until he's had chance to spend several evenings at the casino in Monte Carlo, he'll need to live on his own money so that they don't trace him via the serial numbers.

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Timing

From reading this article it sounds like he emptied his bank accounts _before_ he took the money to a safer place than the bank it was intended for. Is that correct, and if so, what do his colleagues have to say about leaving the vehicle?

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@MHF Wilkinson

Because you don't know if the money in the van can be traced

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non-consecutive bills?

Mr Wilkinson: perhaps notre Tony was concerned by the possibility that the notes are numbered, therefore spottable by a careful cashier. While I am sure it would be easy enough to shift a hot fifty at the local macky-D's, the money will eventually make its way to the local bank, leaving a `paper trail' ow you say? Bill: because a lot of his money is arguably `stolen'

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Just to highlight

Sky News says the money cannot be traced and as there was no violence he will only get 3 years if hes caught, so i'd be hiding the money and then handing myself in saying it went of the edge of a cliff in a bus if i was him.

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They've already found/recovered...

... 9 million of it.

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@Scott 19

Sky news said so? Ah, that must be true then. Wait one minute while I cross-check it with Wikipedia just to be sure.

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Call that a robbery

It's less than one failed/bailed-out Wall St firm paid it's lawyer in bonuses this year.

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Good luck to him...

At least Musulin probably accepts at some level that's he's a thief - plain and simple. Bloody good luck to him, I say.

Unlike our banksters and their politician bum-boys, who have robbed all of us of billions, bask in self-righteousness, and get perks and bonuses for their trouble...

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Hm ...

He's still cheaper than an Illinois governor ...

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@Wilkinson et. al.

Read The Fine Article. It said he'd emptied his accounts (and his apartment) PRIOR to the heist. That means "before". So, no, he didn't rip off 11.6m and then pause to do anything.

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Good on him....

French news and tv have reported -

Only three years if he is caught; 9 million has been found in a lockup garage; the notes were not recorded by the Bank de France. I know that Sky is cr*p but they sometimes get it right....

M. Muselin had obviously planned carefully, left his apt; closed his bank a/cs; volunteered to train new workers (who would go to collect the coffee, if asked....), etc. He packed 2m in his bag. The lockup was discovered because another of the renters of garages in the block remembered that he had cobbled the electricity of the site and was 'working' in the garage..... how she worked out it might have been him we weren't told, just a good citizen.....

Good on ye M.M..... Serves the Bank of France right, they obviously don't give a f*** about what happens to the money; unfortunately they have 9m back.... they'll say, 'move on, nothing to see' Wonder if the transport co will have their contract renewed...

Bye, Barry

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surrender

The guy has surrendered this morning to the police in Monaco.

In the end, Mr Musulin was just another French looser ...

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