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For the transport of large sums of cash, the notes are placed in a stainless steel container or flask, which goes inside a plastic jacket - also sealed.
In place of an armoured car, the cylinder is then placed by a robotic arm in a multi position frame which reposes in a tanker truck of raw sewage.
When the vehicle reaches its destination, it drives under a gantry and a ram lifts the correct cylinder up to be grabbed by a robotic arm.
The arm takes the cylinder into the building where it is pressure washed. The jacket is then unscrewed, the inner steel cylinder removed, and steam cleaned.
It then passes through into the secure cash handling area.
Anyone wishing to attack the vehicle and steal the money will have 10 tonnes of raw sewage to wade through ...
Now and again, for hygienic reasons, the tank is flushed and fresh sewage loaded.
French supermarket thieves strike again.
[DrBob, Sep 30 2010]
[hippo, Sep 30 2010]
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||I tried to find a link to the scene from "The Magic
Christian," the Peter Sellers movie, where people are
diving head first into a pool of raw sewage to recover
the paper money he has tossed into it. No hesitation
on their part, whatsoever. Fiction, but the point is
||Some people would lick the sewage off even a small
sum of money.
||Isn't this how Jack in the Box transports their hamburgers?
||[doc] You mean they wrap 'em around raw sewage?
||"People will swim through shit if you put a few bob in it."
||That's it. Thank you [MB].
||And I believe it. I was teasing my son this summer
after I came out of a public park outhouse, that I saw
a $20 bill down the hole. He was ready to jump right
in to get it, until I told him I was kidding. Scary.
||Never underestimate the ingenuity of thieves, 8th. I suspect the access point for your robotic arm is the weak point in this system. <linky>
||This gives money laundering a whole new meaning. Bun. [+]
||[8th_of_7] are not the sort of people to overlook _Magic
Christian_. I suspect a nefarious scheme here. Thieves will
dive into raw sewage to recover the money, and then ... no
||"I'd have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids !"