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It’s 1964 and three beach boys turned cat burglars attempt most of the biggest heists ever by going after the biggest jewels ever … It’s all about getting away with the most precious gangs in the world. Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan s1e6: Museum of Natural History, History 2023
Miami was the fashionable sixties hangout where the beach boys and girls of the East Coast showed off their tans and their physiques. Great Crimes & Trials: Murph the Surf
A trio of surfers left their boards in Miami and flew north to the chill of New York. They were Roger Frederick Clark aged twenty-nine ... Alan Kuhn ... Jack Roland Murphy also known as Murph the Surf. ibid.
On the night of 29th October they went museum-visiting again after it had closed ... The windows were left routinely two inches open. Amazed to realise there were no alarms they helped themselves to twenty-four of the choicest stones and escaped undetected. ibid.
The Museum of Natural History where the robbery had only been discovered when a guard arrived for work. ibid.
The burglar alarm system had been disconnected several years before as an economy measure. ibid.
New York’s press were shocked at the daring of the robbery. ibid.
The Midnight Star sapphire – one hundred and sixty-one carats; on the right, the de Long Star ruby – a hundred carats; and as big as a golf ball the Star of India – at five hundred and sixty-five. ibid.
Explaining that there was a world of difference between beach boys which they were and beach bums which were parasites. ibid.
Actress Ava Gabor identified Murphy and Kuhn as the men who had forced their way into her apartment, beating her up and stealing her jewellery worth $50,000. ibid.
They pleaded guilty ... In the end they each got three consecutive one-year sentences. ibid.
Murph the Surf kept popping up in the public eye. ibid.
He was arrested for murder. ibid.