HEISTS: AFGHANISTAN-TURKEY: Bertolt Brecht - Storyville: Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers TV - Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema TV -
41,966. What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank? (Banksters & Robbery & Heists) Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera
19,629. This is the story of the world’s most successful diamond thieves. (Heists & Robbery & Diamond) Storyville: Smash and Grab - The Story of the Pink Panthers
19,630. ‘Big and exclusive heists, mostly in Europe ... Bahrain, they went to Japan, they went to Dubai.’ (Heists & Robbery & Diamond) ibid. female rozzer
19,631. ‘And then finally we had the idea – just hire the shop next door.’ (Heists & Robbery & Diamond) ibid. male gangsta
19,632. ‘They have committed over 100 robberies around the world and so far eluded capture.’ (Heist & Robbery & Diamond) ibid. news report
19,633. The total brought to justice is now 189. (Heists & Robbery & Diamond) ibid. caption
119,956. It was the bank that couldn’t be robbed, the vault that couldn’t be opened, the security system that couldn’t be hacked. Until they came on to the scene: a crack team assembled by a mastermind, each one a specialist in the field, a master of their chosen art. (Film & Robbery & Heists & Heists UK & Heists US) Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema II: The Heist
119,957. Getting away with it was only half the job; keeping it together was something else. (Film & Robbery & Heists & Heists UK & Heists US) ibid.
119,958. The Asphalt Jungle … Dead Presidents … The League of Gentlemen … Ocean’s Eleven … Rififi … Reservoir Dogs … Sexy Beast … Quick Change … Double Indemnity … Bound … Angel Face … Set It Off … Ocean’s Eight … The Italian Job … Inception … That Sinking Feeling … The Big Short … The Wolf of Wall Street … Point Break … Heat … Infernal Affairs … Mission Impossible … The Wrong Trousers … Entrapment … The Great Train Robbery … The Killing … Baby Driver … Good Time … Dog Day Afternoon … The Driver … The French Connection … Night Moves … (Film & Robbery & Heists & Heists UK & Heists US) ibid.
ARGENTINA: Art of the Heist TV -
9,952. Argentina was ruled by a ruthless military junta. When the biggest art theft in the nation’s history occurred. Impressionist paintings by some of France’s most famous artists were stolen. For more than twenty years the paintings ... vanished. The hunt for the paintings covered three countries, and was finally resolved in a courtroom in Paris. (Art & Paintings & Argentina & Gangstas: Argentina & Heists: Argentina) Art of the Heist: The Disappeared
AUSTRALIA: Australian Families of Crime TV - Robbery Under Arms 1958 -
17,284. Victoria Club Melbourne April 21 1976: Inside the Victoria Club in Queen’s Street Melbourne bookmakers and punters are meeting to pay off bets ... Security guards are delivering millions of dollars in cash. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Heists: Australia) Australian Families of Crime: Dockers and Death s1e5
17,285. The Great Bookie Robbery was Australia’s largest single hold-up. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Heists: Australia) ibid.
17,286. First in line for his cut – Les Kane – a member of the notorious Painters and Dockers Union whose reign over the Melbourne underground was at its peak in the 1970s. (Gangstas & Betting & Horseracing & Australia & Heists: Australia) ibid.
22,883. Australia 1865: vast, empty, lonely – a land the size of Europe, a land where gold was to be found. (GBH Films & Australia & Gangstas: Australia & Heists: Australia) Robbery Under Arms 1958 starring Peter Finch & Ronald Lewis & Jill Ireland & Laurence Naismith & David McCallum & Maureen Swanson & Vincent Ball et al, director Jack Lee
AUSTRIA: Art of the Heist TV -
17,312. In January 2006 Austrian police began a search of a wooded area outside Vienna. It was a strange place to look for a salt-cellar but it was no ordinary salt-cellar they were seeking, but a solid gold one by Benvenuto Cellini, more than three hundred years old ... worth about £30,000,000 and stolen from Vienna’s History of Art Museum. The thief had been toying with the police sending them anonymous letters and leading them on a treasure hunt with written clues along the way. For three years the audacious thief led the police on a wild goose chase playing hunt the salt-cellar. (Gangstas: Austria & Museum & Art & Austria & Robbery & Heists: Austria) Art of the Heist s2e5: The Thieving Don Juan
17,313. On the seventh floor they found chaos: a window had been broken from the outside. In the centre of the room a glass cabinet had been broken, and it was empty. (Gangstas: Austria & Museum & Art & Austria & Robbery & Heists: Austria) ibid.
17,314. Valued for insurance today at $65,000,000. (Gangstas: Austria & Museum & Art & Austria & Robbery & Heists: Austria) ibid.
17,315. The sculpture was unique, and uniquely important. (Gangstas & Museum & Art & Austria & Robbery & Heists: Austria) ibid.
BELGIUM: Heists TV -
102,806. February 15th 2003: one of the world’s most secure vaults is raided. It’s the diamond centre in Antwerp Belgium. The thieves escape with over a quarter of a billion pounds worth of gems, cash and valuables. (Gangstas: Belgium & Heists: Belgium) Heists s1e3: Antwerp Diamond Centre
102,807. The perfect crime until an unbelievable discovery is made. (Gangstas: Belgium & Heists: Belgium) ibid.
102,808. The biggest payload in criminal history. (Gangstas: Belgium & Heists: Belgium) ibid.
102,809. Once his cover story that he’s a gem dealer has been accepted Notarbartolo’s next step is to gain the trust of the security staff and slowly build up the intelligence he needs. (Gangstas: Belgium & Heists: Belgium) ibid.
102,810. The thieves have chosen the only place in Belgium where the dumping of rubbish will result in the police being called. (Gangstas: Belgium & Heists: Belgium) ibid.
CANADA: The Score 2001 - Masterminds TV - Trailer Park Boys TV - Foolproof 2003 -
118,712. It’s in the Montreal Customs House … Four million balls; how many times have I got to tell you. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Canada & Heists: Canada) The Score 2001 starring Marlon Brando & Robert de Niro & Edward Norton & Angela Bassett & Gary Palmer & Paul Soles & Jamie Harrold & Serge Houde & Martin Drainville et al, director Frank Oz, Brando to de Niro
111,476. A phantom bandit robbed banks across the nation using techniques never seen before and made himself millions. (Robbery & Bank & Heists: Canada) Masterminds e39: The Phantom Bandit
111,477. In the mid-1980s Canada was hit with dramatic rise in bank robberies. (Robbery & Bank & Heists: Canada) ibid.
111,478. Gilber Galvan: an American fugitive who robbed over 50 Canadian banks and made himself millions. (Robbery & Bank & Heists: Canada) ibid.
119,602. Robberies are simple. It’s all about firepower … This is going to be a professional job. (Gangstas: Canada & Nova Scotia & Trailers & Mockumentaries & Robbery & Heists: Canada) Trailer Park Boys s1e6: Who the Hell Invited These Idiots to My Wedding? Julian
22,451. Pretty good? It’s foolproof. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Canada & Heists: Canada) Foolproof 2003 starring Ryan Reynolds & David Suchet & Kristin Booth & David Hewlett & James Allodi & Joris Jarsky & Sean Sullivan & Tara Slone & Soo Garay & William House & Wai Choy et al, director William Phillips, Helen
22,452. Leo the Touch I presume? (GBH Films & Gangstas: Canada & Heists: Canada) ibid. rozzer
FRANCE: Masterminds TV - Art of the Heist TV - Dirty Money 1979 - Heists TV - Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes 1955 - Dirty Money 1979 -
17,953. A mastermind breaks into the most heavily fortified vault in France. Tunnelling under the busy city streets he advances at a rate of six inches a day, and scores twelve million in cash and jewels. (Gangstas: France & France & Bank & Heists: France) Masterminds: Riviera Job
17,954. Without Arms, Without Hate and Without Violence. (Gangstas: France & France & Bank & Heists: France) ibid. message on walls of vault
17,955. Spaggiari now assembles his elite team made up of former paratroopers, members of the Marseilles Mob and tunnelling experts. (Gangstas: France & France & Bank & Heists: France) ibid.
17,956. He not only confesses to the crime he brags about his brilliance. (Gangstas: France & France & Bank & Heists: France) ibid.
17,957. Spaggiari disappears without a trace. (Gangstas: France & France & Bank & Heists: France) ibid.
17,958. After thirteen years on the run Spaggiari surfaces one last time ... Suffering from cancer the mastermind of France’s greatest vault heist dies. (Gangstas: France & France & Bank & Heists: France) ibid.