Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood Echoes On Monday, bank robbers in Northern Ireland took two bankers and their families hostage. They forced bank officials to get them through security. Thieves escaped with $39 million dollars, one of the biggest cash thefts in Irish history. To some, the episode recalled the Billy Bob Thornton movie Bandits, of 2001.
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Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood Echoes

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On Monday, bank robbers in Northern Ireland took two bankers and their families hostage. They forced bank officials to get them through security. Thieves escaped with $39 million dollars, pulling off one of the biggest cash thefts in Irish history. To some, the episode recalled the Billy Bob Thornton movie Bandits, of 2001.

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Tom Brady, security editor, The Irish Independent