A report on two high-profile diamond heists that ocurred on New Year's Eve has shaken the entire safe industry, with many now doubting whether these hulking metal boxes are actually, well, safe.
The New York Times expose reveals that bandits managed to get away with stealing $6 million worth of diamonds while crowds cheered only blocks away, the noise from the celebrations helping to drown out the sounds of the crime. The most perpelxing part of the dazzling thievery is that the safes showed no signs of forced entry, leading some to speculate that this was an inside job from people within the companies that sold the lock boxes.
Others deny that's even a possibility: “We tear it up — we won’t keep a combination for you. It’s not even a service we will provide," Dov Israeli of Precision Lock and Safe said.
How will the industry change now that some are calling into question the validity of the technology at all?