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Heists Around The World

The Good, The Bad The Weird.. HEISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD From well laid plans to broken down vans, we take a look at some of the strangest and most opportunistic heists! Big CApple Break-in Revolution Robbery Location: Beirut, Lebanon Location: New York City Date: July 2014 Items stolen: Money Est. value: $290,000 Date: January 1976 Items stolen: Gold, Money Est. value: $100,000 Fashion Felony How did they do it? The bank raid took place amidst a civil war and their methods were far from subtle! The group blasted a hole in the wall that it shared with the neighboring church. The group plundered the vault for 2 days to fund the growing crisis. How did they do it? While the people of New York celebrated independence day, thieves spied an opportunity Location: Paris, France Date: December 2008 Items stolen: Jewelery Est. value: $108,000,000 and broke into a Lower East Side Bank. While everyone was marveling at the 4th July fireworks, thieves sawed a hole into the roof of the bank and made off with the loot. How did they do it? Four men entered an upmarket jewelery store in Paris and looted the lot without firing a single shot. The staff were probably distracted by the fact three of the men were in wigs Were they caught? Investigations are still ongoing, though word is they invested some of their money in a fireworks shop. Were they caught? Revolutionary groups claimed responsibility for the raid, but owing to the nature of the situation, apprehension was somewhat futile.. and dresses. Were they caught? Twenty-five people between the ages of 22 & 67 have since been arrested for both the heist and bad fashion choices. Grand Theft Auto Location: Johannesburg, SA Date: April 1971 Items stolen: Money Est. value: $1,140,000 Burrowing Burglars Lepo Larceny Location: Argentina Date: January 2006 Items stolen: Money Est. value: $25-70,000,000 Location: Victoria, Australia Date: May 2014 Items stolen: Lego... Est. value: AU$30,000 How did they do it? The thieves planned to steal a bank security van. After sabotaging the petrol tank, they snuck into the repair shop & stole the keys. Two days later they casually walked up to the van & let themselves in! How did they do it? In probably the strangest of heists, Lego and other valuable toys were targeted in a series of smash and grab thefts from toy shops around Australia. In Seymour, Victoria, the thieves made off with $10,000 of plastic in just a few minutes. How did they do it? Thieves tunneled up into the basement of a bank in Buenos Aires where they emptied the vaults and safety deposit boxes while holding 24 hostages. Were they caught? After being spotted moving the money into another car, they were sentenced to 14 years. They won an appeal to reduce the sentence but were found Were they caught? After negotiating the release of 4 hostages in exchange for Pizzas and Sodas, the thieves slipped into their tunnel that lead to a clean getaway via the La Plata River (and presumably ice cream for desert). Were they caught? The blocky burglars are sadly still at large, indiscriminately targeting red and blue bricks alike. guilty of the bungled attempts at robbing another bank prior. A Familiar Face Makin' Lemonade Picked Up CA Penguin In 1911, a disgruntled ex employee stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris. In 2012, three British tourists In 1995, a man was arrested for robbing two banks. He was puzzled as to how they identified him on CCTV as he'd covered his broke into Sea World in Australia and stole a He later tried to pawn the picture in Florence...and failed. penguin. They woke up to find dirk wondering around their hotel room. face with lemon juice, which is sometimes used for invisible ink... Sources Infographic brought to you by www.listverse.com LOCK www.washingtonpost.com www.reuters.com www.africacrime-mystery.co.za so utions www.businessinsider.com www.time.com www.LOCK-SOLUTIONS.CO.UK www.theage.com

Heists Around The World

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This is an infographic by Lock Solutions looking at various weird and wonderful bank hesits from all over the globe. From stealing high end jewellery to LEGO...

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