This seems like this would be an excellent inspiration for a tabletop roleplaying game adventure!

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Over the next five hours, the thieves carefully extracted 16 bags filled with rare books set to be shipped to Las Vegas for a specialist book auction. Precious cargo in tow, the pair made their escape around 2:15 a.m., fleeing in a car driven by a third accomplice.

Whether set in the far future or in a fantasy realm this seems like a great background for a group to return a stolen book and try to intercept the thieves mid-heist.