Police baffled by $45 million vault heist

US police don't know how a group of thieves stole $45 million from a safe without anyone noticing.

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In an event of biblical proportions, thieves stole about $US30 million ($A45.5m) from a Los Angeles vault on Easter Sunday – and no one noticed the empty vault until the next morning.

The theft happened Sunday night at the GardaWorld facility in Sylmar, north of LA, which handles cash for several businesses in the area, sources told the city's ABC.Eyewitness News.

The thieves were so stealthy that the vault showed no signs of a break-in from the outside — and the people running the business were none the wiser until they opened it on Monday.Los Angeles Times said.

A theft has occurred from Gardaworld. Image: ABC.

The thieves accessed the facility through the roof and managed to avoid setting off any alarms when they entered the cash-saving area, officials familiar with the investigation said. Eyewitness News.

Footage of the facility on Wednesday showed what appeared to be a gaping hole in the side of the building, with debris piled up next to it — though it was unclear if the damage was caused by the breach, the outlet said.

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Sources told the newspaper that the elaborate plan could have been executed by a group of experienced robbers.

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The heist was one of the largest in Los Angeles history and surpassed all armored-car heists in the region, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Commander Elaine Morales confirmed to the outlet.

It is unclear whether this hole in the facility was used in the theft. Image: ABC.

As of Thursday, the incident remains under investigation by both the police and the FBI.

The LAPD and GardaWorld did not immediately return the facilityNew York Posts Request for comment.

The Easter Sunday heist comes nearly two years after $150 million in jewelry and other valuables were taken from an armored vehicle at a truck stop.

Thieves made off with 20 large gemstones in a 27-minute heist that took place during the driver's nap and meal breaks.

The crime is still unsolved.

This story was published New York Post and reproduced with permission.

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