Hollywood Style Heist

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 3:26pm

Bandits pull off amazing $10-million electronics heist at Florida warehouse.

Nothing seemed amiss Tuesday night outside the Quality One Wireless warehouse in Orlando, Florida, and that's just how a band of burglars wanted it.

Police said nearly $10 million in merchandise was stolen from the business in one of the biggest heists in Orlando history.

Investigators said the robbery started soon after the store closed Friday night.

The thieves climbed the roof of an empty warehouse next to Quality One, went through an access door and broke through an interior wall.

Once inside, the thieves used forklifts to haul merchandise to a stolen UPS 18-wheeler waiting at the loading dock.

Investigators say the thieves took their time and loaded up three tractor-trailers over the weekend.

To go undetected, police said, they wiped clean their fingerprints and dismantled several security cameras.

However, they didn't get away unnoticed.

Several other cameras they missed recorded their every move.

When assistant manager Eric Bunn walked into work on Monday, he knew right away that the company had been robbed.

Officials with the security company that monitors the warehouse said they called Bunn to let him know there was a phone line error at the time of the break-in, but no one was sent to check up on the building and the police were not immediately notified.
 

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