Even the world's sneakiest criminals have met their match this week in a group of thieves who made a Turkish bridge disappear.
According to Today's Zaman, villagers in the Turkish province of Kocaeli awoke on Monday morning to find their commute to work at the nearby orchards was a little trickier than usual, what with the creek in their path.
The 22-ton, 25 metre-long bridge built over the water had disappeared.
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A CNN video from the country with a news report in Turkish shows villagers wading through the water to reach the other side. The thieves had apparently cut the bridge into pieces and loaded it into a truck, most likely to sell for scrap metal.
They certainly didn't waste an ounce; it seems the only sign left that a bridge had ever existed is a handful of metal pieces and some debris.
The news report estimated the bridge's value at about $11, 300 Canadian.
This isn't the first ever successful bridge heist. Last year,Read More »from 22-ton bridge stolen from Turkish village