(The thieves] first apparently called the owner of a business next to 18400 Frontage Road along I-55 and told him the structure was being dismantled that day because the property had been sold, the Will County Sheriff’s office says.The audacity of this crew! This is a crime that took a lot of planning. It was not a spur of the moment “Gee, that building is mostly metal, let's steal it!” kind of plan. They pulled off this large scale theft in less than a day and got away clean. That means a lot of organization and the use of an experienced crew.
They then pulled up two semi-trucks to the building — and tore it down. They removed the steel from the structure and then carted it away in the trucks.
While still a crime, it's success has me admiring the crew that pulled it off.
(H/T Scary Yankee Chick)