$100+ Million Who Done It Wednesday – Super Sleuth Challenge

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Have you ever wondered how some criminals make off with millions of dollars and are never caught?

Well, today’s Super Sleuth Challenge will test your detective skills at catching the bad guys in a $100+ million heist.

The Facts Of The Case:

*80% of the world’s uncut diamonds go through Antwerp, so naturally it has become the target of many heists. This heist in particular was so great that the criminals could not carry out all of the bounty. It was just plain too heavy. They left behind many of the jewels.

*The deal took years to plan. The mastermind rented a room in the building stating that he was a diamond merchant. He took three years to set up his identity as a respectable part of the community by hosting a wide variety of business individuals for small deals. His goal was to make his presence there are inconspicuous as possible so as to avoid detection.

*The mastermind is currently in prison, serving a 10 year sentence, but the diamonds were never found. He claims that they only stole $20 million and that many of the safe deposit boxes were empty when they arrive. He believes he and his team were set up to take the fall for an insurance fraud scam. Investigators don’t believe him. He was caught when one of his gang forgot to burn a garbage bag of evidence that pointed to him as a suspect.

The fault was protected with 10 layers of security. Which of the following was NOT used?

1.  Doppler Radar

2.  A lock with over 100 million combinations

3. A seismic field

4. Laser Alarms

5. Seismic sensors

What do you think Super Sleuths? Give your best guess to the answer below. Everyone with the correct answer will be put in the drawing for a new romantic suspense book at the end of October.


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

8 thoughts on “$100+ Million Who Done It Wednesday – Super Sleuth Challenge

  1. dianekratz says:

    I’ve read about this one. Laser beams is the correct answer. He was caught because he left his DNA behind on a sandwich he had eaten and threw away. Love these Michelle!

    I think you’ve given me an idea for my fan page. Hopefully it will give me and my fans some interaction!

  2. I agree it’s laser alarms. Very interesting crime. Love the creative way you’re doing these.

  3. Jennifer Wright says:

    Doppler Radar!

  4. Marji Laine says:

    I would have said doppler radar before yesterday (when my teenager enlightened me to its usage – go figure) I think the laser alarms seem old-fashioned with all of the new warning systems they have now, so I’ll say that #4, Laser Alarms weren’t used.

    Strange that they never found the bulk of the loot. Wonder if someone on the inside used this guy as a scapegoat and made off with the real bounty?

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