One NYPD spokesperson said the theft of $300,000 from the Brink’s truck was a ‘crime of opportunity’

A team of New York City thieves stole $300,000 from a Brink’s armored car in a scheme where they distracted the driver by asking for directions, police said.

The driver was making a money drop at a Chase Bank in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn at around 1 p.m. Friday when two individuals asked him for directions, according to the New York Police Department. 

“While the employee was distracted another unknown individual quickly removed a bag that was left unattended on the bumper of the armored Brink’s truck and fled the scene on foot,” the NYPD told Fox News Digital on Sunday. Read more