Top 6 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Million Dollar Diamond Heist Caught on Video

Other top surveillance videos include a container ship crashing into a massive crane, a motorcyclist who becomes engulfed in flames and more.

At first glance you might think you were watching Ocean’s Eleven, but you’d be excused for thinking this was a scene out of a heist film.

After all, its not every day that an elaborate million dollar diamond heist involving dirt bikes, guns and countdowns is caught on video.

The scene of the crime was a family owned jewelry store in Asheville, N.C. Three robbers stole more than $1 million worth of loose diamonds out of a display case, a collection dubbed “the largest collection of loose diamonds in the Carolinas,” the owner told WLOS.

It’s clear these three thieves were no amateurs. “They had a countdown. They were counting down from 60 seconds every 15 seconds, so when they walked in they yelled 60, then they yelled 45, 30, 15. When it got down, they yelled ‘get out,’ got on their motorbikes and left,” said store co-owner Elliott Spicer.

“This was definitely, in my opinion, and I’ve been in this industry my whole life, very professional, and not their first rodeo. The way they orchestrated the whole thing, they must have been in the store and cased us before. It was definitely a professional operation.”

Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s surveillance videos which include a container ship crashing into and knocking over a massive crane, a motorist who survives being engulfed in flames and more!

Watch the Top 6 Surveillance Videos of the week here!

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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