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Miami Heist: The Brink's Money Plane Job's Messy Aftermath

How a group of thieves stole $7.4 million from Brink's guards in a warehouse at Miami International Airport, and were caught by FBI investigators:

"Monzon’s plan, naturally, was to lie low. The crew sealed the money in vacuum packs and split up. Monzon stashed some of his money in PVC pipes and buried them under his family’s house in Homestead, a rural area halfway between Miami and the Florida Keys. Some went into the attic. He didn’t hide it all, though: He bought a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle worth about $14,000. But the everyday dramas of ordinary life continued. Monzon kept his job at the rental company. Cinnamon kept working as well, as a receptionist at Vista magazine. 'I get up every day at six in the morning to come work like a slave,' she complained months later in a phone conversation tapped by the FBI."

"Boatwright took a different approach. He bought a Rolex and a set of gold caps for his teeth and began days-long drug binges at strip clubs. He dropped thousands of dollars partying with friends. Rumors spread to Monzon that he was doing drugs right out in the street."
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3185 words)