Sao Paulo, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) A group of thieves made off with technical products valued at 1.8 million reais ($800,000) from the storage area at Brazil’s busiest airport, police said Monday.
The robbery was carried out about 9 p.m. Sunday at Sao Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos and was staged by about 10 people armed with handguns.
The group, wearing the uniforms of a delivery firm, arrived at the airport’s cargo area in a van bearing a company logo.
Once inside the terminal, they headed for the TAM airline storage area and, brandishing their weapons, they subdued and tied up the five security guards on duty there.
In 30 minutes, the group loaded into the van a number of computers, electronic tablets and imported cameras that were being warehoused there prior to clearing customs.