"And then they must have cut the lock very quietly…"
As reported in the news:
At night on highways in the Ukraine, police caught a gang of thieves who would drive their car behind trucks which were traveling about 30 miles per hour. When they got very close, a thief would climb onto their car’s "specially reinforced hood", clip the truck’s lock with "wire-cutters", and pass the goods to his gang in the truck.
But is this true?
- Could a car travel unobserved directly behind a moving truck at night?
- With a thief balancing on a car hood?
- And be steady enough to clip the lock with "wire-cutters"?
- Then open the door so quietly the driver wouldn’t hear?
- And have enough time to steal the cargo?
Or did they pay off the driver to stop the truck so they could steal from it, and then tell him: "Wait, to prove you’re innocent, we’ve got this great story for you to tell…"
So this is highway robbery? Reuters>>
Truck lock pic found at M. Gerwing>>