Monday, June 16, 2008

425 plastic packing crates filled with treasures

Glenn Collins reports for The New York Times on the ANS's move.

“... one of the great hoards of coins and currency on the planet, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was utterly unalarmed as it was bumped through potholes, squeezed by double-parked cars and slowed by tunnel-bound traffic during the trip to its fortresslike new vault...”

“... New York police detective, Gregory Welch, of Emergency Service Unit Truck One... shadowed the move with hidden heavy weapons 'just in case,' along with patrol cars...”

“... For long stretches, the only sounds were the popping of tape and bubble wrap, the squawk of trays sliding into cabinets and the very occasional ring of a coin bouncing on the concrete floor ...”

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