Heists

 
November 25 2013, 0 Comments
In the annals of international diamond heists there has never been a group like the Pink Panthers. Of the estimated 200 members of the gang, most are Serb or Montenegrin nationals. Their estimated...
 
October 14 2009, 0 Comments
At the time, the Brinks heist in Boston was called "the crime of the century." The take of over $2.7 million was the largest in U.S. history, but it was the cold, calculating efficiency of the...
 
May 2 2011, 0 Comments
An excerpt from Dane Batty’s new book: Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals (Nish Publishing, 2011) by Dane Batty My...
 
December 18 2011, 0 Comments
Bridego Bridge just after the robbery In August of 1963, 15 men pulled off “The Great Train Robbery,” at Sears Crossing in Buckinghamshire in southeast England, netting the equivalent of $68.5...
 
April 4 2013, 1 Comment
In November 1971 the only unsolved hijacking in U.S. history occurred when an unidentified suspect commandeered a commercial jetliner and held its occupants for ransom. The case evolved into an...
 
June 11 2012, 0 Comments
The Mona Lisa The Mona Lisa was the world’s most famous and valuable painting, yet its security depended on four ordinary hooks and the locked door of the museum – the Louvre in Paris – where it...

Stealing the Crown Jewels

January 6 2014, 0 Comments
Jan. 6, 2014“Colonel” Thomas Blood, who stole the Crown Jewels of England in May, 1671.The theft of the Crown Jewels in 1671 was the crime of its age, but King Charles II inexplicably pardoned the...

Heist and High

December 16 2013, 0 Comments
Dec. 16, 2013An excerpt from the book Heist and High by Anthony Curcio and Dane Battyby Anthony Curcio and Dane BattyForewordThe best books teach us something new about something we thought we knew,...

Life Imitates Art: How the Pink Panthers Purloin and Plunder

November 25 2013, 0 Comments
In the annals of international diamond heists there has never been a group like the Pink Panthers. Of the estimated 200 members of the gang, most are Serb or Montenegrin nationals. Their estimated...
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:12
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Updated May 8, 2013 Helvetic Airways aircraft at the Brussels international airport (Photo: Associated Press) In a daring, commado-style operation, eight masked, heavily armed gunmen pulled off a lightening quick heist of more than $50 million worth of diamonds.  ...
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:01
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In 1983, over 100 antique clocks – worth millions of dollars – were stolen from the L.A.MayerMuseum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. It took 25 years for the clocks to find their way back home. Sometimes it just takes time to solve a crime. by Deborah Rubin Fields Have you ever...
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 10:55
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July 3, 2012 An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter Mark Chrystie relished the challenge of hunting criminals with...
Mon, 06/11/2012 - 11:51
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The Mona Lisa The Mona Lisa was the world’s most famous and valuable painting, yet its security depended on four ordinary hooks and the locked door of the museum – the Louvre in Paris – where it was on display. All that would be needed to take it down from the wall and to...
Sun, 12/18/2011 - 11:52
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Bridego Bridge just after the robbery In August of 1963, 15 men pulled off “The Great Train Robbery,” at Sears Crossing in Buckinghamshire in southeast England, netting the equivalent of $68.5 million in today’s dollars.  Of the £2,631,684 stolen, less than £400,000 was...
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:01
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An excerpt from Dane Batty’s new book: Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elusive Criminals (Nish Publishing, 2011) by Dane Batty My partner, Bo, and I were pretty successful. So much so that we bought a condo in the...
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 14:00
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Updated Oct. 4, 2013 Tony Musulin    It’s always about the money – but was it this time? No one had heard of security van driver Tony Musulin until he drove off with $16.7 million – France’s biggest robbery ever – without having even uttered one threatening word...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:16
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The daring $6.5 million robbery of a British Airways van in February at Heathrow Airport had all the markings of an inside job, according to former mobster Henry Hill. At JFK, Hill took Air France for $480,000 in 1968 and Lufthansa for a record $6 million in 1978. by Jon...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:00
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At the time, the Brinks heist in Boston was called "the crime of the century." The take of over $2.7 million was the largest in U.S. history, but it was the cold, calculating efficiency of the robbery that so stunned and intrigued the nation. by J.J. Maloney On January 17, 1950...

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