Police Find Tunnel, Foil Plan to Rob Bank

<i> Associated Press</i>

Police said Friday they had arrested suspects accused of building a 68-foot-long tunnel in a plot to steal $3 million from a bank vault in Arecibo.

The robbery was to occur this weekend, said Jose Caldero, director of the police department’s bank robbery division.

The three-foot-wide tunnel began in an adjacent building that the suspects had rented on the pretext of starting up a video rental business, Caldero said.


Arecibo is 40 miles west of San Juan.