Nation: Cracking the Lufthansa Caper

Spending and feuding break up a pack of thieves

They had pulled off the biggest holdup in U.S. history with professional perfection, but the $5,850,000 in cash and jewelry turned them giddy, as well it might. The gang that seized the loot from a Lufthansa Airlines cargo facility at New York City's Kennedy International Airport last December quickly committed blunders unworthy of a teenage shoplifting ring. As a result, two of the gang were under arrest last week, one was murdered, another was presumed dead and the identity of the others was known to...

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