With money having transitioned from cold hard cash to ones and zeros on a computer screen, stealing someone's personal property has also gone from the romantically dangerous act of train robbing to the Hot Pocket-consuming act of electronic bank hacking. We miss the good old days when miscreants gathered up a posse, left town at a gallop and met the 3:10 to Yuma for a little robbery on rails. Fortunately, there are still some Romanian criminals out there who share our nostalgia.

In the grainy video below you'll see a group of Romanians in an SUV approach a cargo truck from behind under cover of night. Two of the men climb out of the sunroof, with one of them sliding down on the hood and the other hanging back to make sure the first doesn't fall. The man on the hood then manages to open the truck's cargo doors, get a good look inside and, apparently discovering the contents aren't worth the trouble, closes the doors and climbs back in the SUV.

The video was reportedly shot by Romania's Department for Organized Crime and Terrorism, and news agencies are reporting that the gang responsible has already been arrested for stealing items like TVs and cigarettes that were later sold in Bucharest.
Romanian Gang Attempts Highway Robbery of Moving Truck




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      mr ortiz
      • 2 Years Ago
      if this was my profession ,i would design a special car equipped with a cherry picker basket attached to the front bumper.
        skinny81
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mr ortiz
        i was thinking something simliar. at the very least a platform extension of sorts so i could stand and not have to rely on buddy clinging to my denims...
        cqdeed
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mr ortiz
        Don't you think that would make your car a little obvious when the police went looking for the crooks.
      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      Somebody needs to call eastern Europe and tell them that the Fast and Furious movies were NOT documentaries...lol.
      stuart100s
      • 2 Years Ago
      I recognize that guy on the hood, it is Pres Obama. Trying to redistribute the trucks cargo. This is not romania, this is the Dem party.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      You guys think this is real? Really!? Wow, talk about being gullible.
        CLARK
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Obviously, you've never been in the military. The video is made with FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared). The images are not distinctive because FLIR only sees differences in temperature. Things the same temp can appear "flat" or featureless. This is the same tech that is used by UAVs, attack HELOS, etc. This must be somewhat dated FLIR tech being used in Romania but it still works. The stuff we have today gives a much sharper image.
        dusty754
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Believe as you wish. I you feel it is faked then that is your right. Of course criminals are not known for their intelligence so using a car to follow a truck in order to remove the contents would no doubt be something they would attempt.
      jrp1947
      • 2 Years Ago
      Many years ago this kind of hiest was accompished in Northern california between West Sacramento and the bay area if i remember right. No one was able to figure out how it was done from start to finish. so it can be done but not by idiots. as far as I know it was never solved.
        slntone
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jrp1947
        No, I don't think it was solved.That one would have covered all expenses for a while, along while.
      nama holston
      • 2 Years Ago
      too bad the truck driver didn't break quickly!
      Gary
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remember hearing a story about gangs in NYC around a "Market" whose full name I don't recall, who would chain their truck to the back of a Semi and loot the truck. Apparently one driver was warned and locked up his brakes and watched the perps do cartwheels down the street at maybe 40 MPH. Never went there but was told that you drove 40+ MPG through stop signs and lights until you got inside where there were armed guards.
      HELLRAISER
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you can't see my mirrors, I can't see you.
      Tammy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't the truck companies afford a big old iron bar or maybe lock? How about the truck driver slamming on the brakes and letting the guy eat the truck door :)
      alal66
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm deleting my account with Aol & Huff, enough is enough!
      Daniel
      • 2 Years Ago
      can you say"LOCK THE F!@#ING DOORS!!!"
      elkcalleraz
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's Bush's fault. LMAO
        texmexfm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @elkcalleraz
        come on now, you're NEVER going to get those freaking liberal democrats to believe that, they're much too inteligente. I think it was all those time outs and doses of Retelin that made them so smart.
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