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79,960.  My luck is getting worse and worse.  Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a Quaker.  (Luck & Robbery & Quakers & Worse)  Woody Allen

 

 

85,876.  Property is organized robbery.  (Property & Robbery)  George Bernard Shaw  

 

 

102,141.  Couldn’t we just steal the watch, boss?  (Robbery & Watch)  Monty Python’s Flying Circus s1e6, non-illegal robbery, BBC 1969 

 

 

102,382.  Robber: Good morning.  I am a robber.  Please don’t panic.  Just hand over all your money.

 

Shop assistant: This is a lingerie shop, sir.  Monty Python’s Flying Circus s1e0, Untitled  

 

 

96,539.  ‘This systematic robbery has been going on for generations, the value of the accumulated loot is enormous, and all of it, all the wealth at present in the possession of the rich, is rightly the property of the working class – it has been stolen from them by means of the Money Trick ...’  (Poverty & Wealth & Rich & Working Class & Money & Robbery)  Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist

 

 

17,491.  A man in Modesto, California, was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon.  He used a thumb and ginger to simulate a gun, but forgot to keep his hand in his pocket.  (Gangs US: California & California & Heists US: California)  Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006

 

 

19,923.  A would-be robber of a Texas grocery store disguised his face with a balaclava, but forgot to remove from his breast pocket a laminated badge that bore his name, place of employment, and position within the company – an oversight spotted by witnesses.  (Texas & Robbery)  Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006

 

 

17,073.  A master jewel thief steals gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Armed with a team of highly trained experts and an arsenal of sophisticated electronics.  And breaks into an ultra-secure safe.  (Gangs: US & Jewellery & Robbery)  Masterminds s15: Safe Landings

 

17,074.  In the late 1990s the FBI was caught off guard by a rash of nearly fifty jewellery store heists in the south-eastern United States.  (Gangs: US & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

17,075.  The mastermind the FBI was searching for was Tony Granims.  Armed with an extraordinary range of skills he pulled off the most sophisticated jewellery heist in US history.  (Gangs: US & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

 

19,567.  A dazzling cache of jewellery that vanishes into thin air.  A mystery woman, a cop turned robber, and a flawless crime.  It was the greatest unsolved robbery in the mid-west.  (Gangs: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery)  Masterminds e27: The Jewellery Show Job

 

19,568.  August 1994 Columbus Ohio: hundreds of jewellery salesman arrived at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel for the biggest jewellery convention in the mid-west.  (Gangs: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery)    ibid.

 

19,569.  The mysterious lady who had checked in late had completely disappeared.  (Gangs: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

19,570.  They didn’t have the slightest inkling that the mastermind was really one of their own: the legendary ex-chief of Chicago police William Hanhardt.  (Gangs: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

19,571.  With solid connections on both sides of the law the opportunity was too tempting to pass up.  Jewellery salesmen became Handhardt’s prey and he called on his old gangsta friends for help.  (Gangs: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

19,572.  Karen [Hanhardt’s wife] testified about the entire gang’s involvement in the Hyatt Regency heist.  (Gangs: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

 

111,430.  A daring thief [Edward Mongon] and his elite gang steal millions in freight.  (Robbery & Train)  Masterminds e37: The ConRail Boyz

 

111,431.  He was the greatest train robber America had ever seen.  (Robbery & Train)  ibid.  

 

 

19,512.  A daring thief baffles police while feeding his ego.  Even after he is caught the authorities still can’t stop him ... For three years the Roof-Top Robber evaded authorities, hitting restaurants from coast to coast ... Jeffrey Manchester, the Roof-Top Robber, is finally captured ... Jeffrey Manchester has pulled off the most ingenious prison break in US history.  (Gangs: North Carolina & North Carolina & Robbery)  Mastermind e49: The Great Escape

 

19,513.  Manchester takes refuge in the store [Toys R Us] ... Manchester creates a hiding space ... Months of being cooped-up begin to wear on Manchester ... On November 28th 2004 Manchester strikes the Toys R Us.   Scoring $15,000 Manchester relaxes only a few feet from the scene of the crime.  (Gangs: North Carolina & North Carolina & Robbery)  ibid.

 

19,514.  Manchester commits another robbery ... Combing the warehouse police make another discovery.  But the suspect is not there.  (Gangs: North Carolina & North Carolina & Robbery)  ibid.  

 

 

17,470.  A crooked cop pulls off a bank job worth over $10 million.  He committed the perfect crime and mocked authorities.  (Gangs US: Boston & Boston & Banksters & Robbery & Heists: US)  Masterminds: Memorial Day Heist

 

17,471.  Medford Massachusetts ... The richest bank in Medford was Depositors Trust.  Its security system was state of the art.  There were massive time-lock steel doors.  Inside was a Safe and a thousand double-key deposit boxes.  The vault seemed impregnable.  But on Memorial weekend 1980 the unthinkable happened ... The largest bank burglary in New England’s history.  $10 million in cash and jewels were gone ... The reinforced concrete ceiling had a hole blown in it.  (Gangs US: Boston & Boston & Robbery & Heists: US)  ibid.   

 

 

17,529.  A master burglar and his elite crew.  He planned it for months, executed it to perfection, and stole millions from an ultra-secure bank.  When the smoke cleared, $8,000,000 in cash and jewels was gone.  (Gangs US: California & Banks & Robbery)  Masterminds: Laguna Niguel Heist

 

17,530.  In the centre of town sits the United Bank of California.  In the 70s this is where Laguna Niguel’s wealthy residents store their cash, stocks and jewellery.  (Gangs US: California & Banks & Robbery)  ibid.

 

17,531.  The mastermind behind this amazing burglary was Amil Dinzio.  (Gangs US: California & Banks & Robbery)  ibid.

 

17,532.  Dinzio is arrested ... Dinzio the mastermind is sentenced to ten.  (Gangs US: California & Banks & Robbery)  ibid.

 

 

111,559.  A mastermind makes pizza by day and a fortune by night … ‘A master burglar, a master safe-cracker.’  (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US)  Masterminds s54: The Museum Heist

 

111,560.  In the early 1990s Akron, Ohio, was hit with an unprecedented series of jewellery-store heists.  (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US)  ibid.

 

111,561.  In July 1994 the gang struck the Headley Whitney museum 300 miles south in Lexington.  (Robbery & Museum & Heists: US)  ibid.

 

111,562.  James Quinn engineered the biggest jewellery spree in US history.  (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US)  ibid.  

 

 

111,575.  In the mid-1990s Miami Florida was hit with an unprecedented crime wave … ‘The FBI started to see a bunch of extremely high-end jewellery heists of wholesale jewellery stores.’  (Burglary & Jewellery & Robbery)  Masterminds e55: It Takes a Thief

 

111,576.  ‘He became an expert in vaults and safes.’  (Burglary & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.

 

111,577.  Learning his crew has turned on him, [Paul] Mathieson abandons them completely and starts going it alone.  (Burglary & Jewellery & Robbery)  ibid.  

 

 

74,006.  An outlaw no-one would ever forget.  A 1,500-mile manhunt that pushes investigators to their limits.  In late 2003 ranchers and campers around the tiny outpost of Ballarat, California have begun seeing a strange man alone in the mountains.  Soon after, local law enforcement start getting reports of minor robberies around town.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  Crime Stories: Lone Fugitive

 

74,007.  The bandit continues to allude capture.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,008.  After committing thirty burglaries over a two hundred mile stretch through Death Valley, the Bandit presses on widening his territory.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,009.  After six months and numerous sightings the Bandit’s identity remains a mystery.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,010.  He has several camp-sites on the outskirts of the notorious Area 51.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,011.  He pushes north stealing three vehicles and robbing three ranches.  (Gangsters US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,012.  John Doe #39 = George Robert Johnston (Canadian).  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,013.  The story they uncover is stranger than anyone could have predicted.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid.

 

74,014.  An itinerant lifestyle ... Rob began growing marijuana but the plan backfired.  (Gangs US & California & Robbery)  ibid. 

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