$5,100 Hilti DD350 Drill Helps Thieves Steal $300 Million Worth of Jewels, Diamonds, and Cash

By: | April 12th, 2015

Boss Core Drilling Ltd

Unfortunately, when you make a very expensive, heavy-duty drill, bad people tend to use it to do bad things.

In London, over Easter weekend, thieves used a $5,100 Hilti DD350 drill in order to bore holes into the vault wall at Hatton Garden.

Hatton Garden is an area widely known for its jewelry trade.

From there, the criminals were able to break into safety deposit boxes and get away with $300 million in jewels, diamonds, and cash.

In total, the thieves were able to crack open 70 deposit boxes, using in addition to the drill, crowbars, concrete drills, and an angle grinder.

“We are in the process of identifying the owners of the safety deposit boxes and as we do we are contacting them to take statements and find out what has been stolen. This is a slow and ongoing process,” Scotland Yard said in a statement.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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