The Samsung Campinas factory near Sao Paolo was attacked last Sunday night when seven armed assailants took over the factory, took the workers hostage and made off with a staggering $36 million in phones, tablets, notebooks, computers and more.
Seven armed robbers took hostages after stopping the staff shuttle bus. Two hostages were kept on board and eight more were set free. Once the route was clear, the group stole over 40,000 products as 13 other members of their group arrived in trucks. They used pallet loaders to fill the trucks and coordinated their efforts via radio and mobile phones in what was obviously a very well organised operation.
A spokesman for Samsung in Sao Paolo said: “We have cooperated fully with the police investigation that is underway and will do our best to avoid any sort of repeat incident.”
In fairness there is only so much you can do to prevent a situation like this, when weapons and hostages are involved in such great numbers, no one needs to be a hero and try save the day, especially when the goods that were stolen can likely be written off through insurance, when a life cannot.
Luckily none of the 100 employees who were present at the factory are reported to be hurt, although psychologically scars will no doubt be running pretty deep after such a traumatic ordeal.
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