In what must be a case of the most bumbling crooks ever, a gang hijacked a van in the streets near London’s Heathrow Airport filled with money on its way to the airport. They were convinced that this was their big pay day. And it was, if you were going to play Monopoly. The 75 Million Pounds were there, but in Monopoly currency.
The gang snatched the white Ford Transit from a street — convinced it was crammed with genuine currency. But it was carrying hundreds of copies of the family board game, plus bundles of worthless Monopoly £500 and £100 notes to be used in an ad campaign. Police last night vowed to send the hopeless Great Game Robbers straight to jail — WITHOUT passing Go.
One detective quipped: “There will be no Get Out Of Jail free card for these chancers when we catch them. “And they won’t be collecting £200 either.”
The brand new liquid petroleum gas van was stolen as its driver made a delivery in Slough, near the airport. A courier was due to drive it to Heathrow next day, so its cargo could be loaded on a plane to Czech capital Prague.
Inside were copies of a new express travel version of the traditional property-buying game — and piles of notes issued by the fictional Bank of Monopoly. They were to be used as props in a commercial by makers Hasbro, being filmed in Prague to highlight how Monopoly has become an international game. via The Sun Online
Could you imaging the conversations that must have been going on when they got back to the hideout? Unbelievable…