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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.  (Gangs: France & France & Bank & Heists: France)  Masterminds: Riviera Job

 

17,954.  Without Arms, Without Hate and Without Violence.  (Gangs: 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.  (Gangs: France & France & Bank & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

17,956.  He not only confesses to the crime he brags about his brilliance.  (Gangs: France & France & Bank & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

17,957.  Spaggiari disappears without a trace.  (Gangs: 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.  (Gangs: France & France & Bank & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

 

10,423.  In December 1913 a man arrived with a trunk in Florence after a sixteen-hour train journey from Paris.  He checked into a run-down hotel, and the next day he was visited by two of Italy’s greatest experts in art.  The man had something to give them: the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.  The Mona Lisa had been taken from the Louvre two years earlier in one of the coolest and most brazen art robberies ever.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artist & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  Art of the Heist s2e3: The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

 

10,424.  It had simply just vanished ... A humble Italian carpenter had outwitted the whole of the French art establishment ... It was more than twenty-four hours before anyone even realised the Mona Lisa was missing.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artist & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,425.  Luck and police incompetence favoured [Vincenzo] Peruggia.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artist & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,426.  Two names came up, names familiar in the world of art and letters.  One was a poet.  The other a young Spanish artist who was already showing promise: Pablo Picasso.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artist: Leonardo & Artists: Picasso & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,427.  Peruggia treated the Mona Lisa with respect.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,428.  He told the court his motive for the theft was national pride.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,429.  For a long time he had slept with the Mona Lisa by his bed.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,430.  Its fascination has always been her expression: the Mona Lisa smile.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,431.  The Louvre was shut indefinitely.  But still had to face the public outcry.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,432.  The authorities clung to the faint hope that the theft was a publicity stunt.  There were plenty of other theories.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

10,433.  A thumbprint from the thief.  Finger-printing was a relatively new science.  (Art & Theft & Robbery & Artists & Museum & Heists: France & Heists)  ibid.

 

 

 

121,416.  Dramatic news of the man responsible for the world’s biggest bank robbery in Nice last year when thieves got away with a sum believed by police to be as much as $25 million.  Apparently, while the criminal was being questioned in a Nice courtroom building this morning, he jumped from a second floor window and escaped.  (GBH Films & Escape & Robbery & Heists: France)  Sewers of Gold aka The Great Riviera Bank Robbery aka Dirty Money 1979 starring Ian McShane & Warren Clarke & Stephen Greif & Christopher Malcolm & Nigel Humphreys & Eric Mason & Matthew Long & Alain Guano & Barry Lowe & Jonathan Elsom & Arnold Diamond et al, director Francis Megahy  

 

121,417.  In time the Left will destroy itself by internal dissent.  (GBH Films & Robbery & Left Wing & Heists: France)  ibid.  fascist council

 

121,418.  Do you think the Reds are satisfied with just what they got, just what they’ve got and where they are?  They’re threatening to overrun us now.  I am one of the people that is going to stamp out that threat.  We’ll smash them once and for all.  (GBH Films & Robbery & Left Wing & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

 

112,065.  The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world.  And at £2.5 billion it’s also the most famous.  (Artists & Museum & Painting & Theft & Heists: France)  Heists s1e5: Mona Lisa, Channel 5 2017

 

112,066.  Just over a hundred years ago the Mona Lisa was snatched from the world’s most famous museum.  The crime sent shock waves around the world and baffled the world’s greatest living detective.  (Artists & Museum & Painting & Theft & Heists: France)  ibid.    

 

112,067.  The greatest art heist ever: August 22nd 1911.  (Artists & Museum & Painting & Theft & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

 

21,076.  [Mappin &] Webb?  You’re nuts.  Why not the Bank of France?  (GBH Films & Gangs: France & Heists: France)  Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes 1955 starring Jean Servais & Carl Mohner & Jules Dassin & Marcel Lupovici & Robert Hossein & Pierre Grasset & Marie Sabouret & Dominique Maurin et al, director Jules Dassin,  Tony to Jo & Mario

 

21,077.  The job interests me after all.  (GBH Films & Gangs: France & Heists: France)  ibid.  Tony to Jo

 

21,078.  Get caught with a rod and it’s the slammer for life.  (GBH Films & Gangs: France & Heists: France)   ibid.  Tony to Jo & Mario

 

21,079.  The rocks in the window are chicken feed.  We gotta go for the real thing.  The jackpot.  The safe!  (GBH Films & Gangs: France & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

 

121,416.  Dramatic news of the man responsible for the world’s biggest bank robbery in Nice last year when thieves got away with a sum believed by police to be as much as $25 million.  Apparently, while the criminal was being questioned in a Nice courtroom building this morning, he jumped from a second floor window and escaped.  (GBH Films & Escape & Robbery & Gangs: France & Heists: France)  Sewers of Gold aka The Great Riviera Bank Robbery aka Dirty Money 1979 starring Ian McShane & Warren Clarke & Stephen Greif & Christopher Malcolm & Nigel Humphreys & Eric Mason & Matthew Long & Alain Guano & Barry Lowe & Jonathan Elsom & Arnold Diamond et al, director Francis Megahy  

 

121,417.  In time the Left will destroy itself by internal dissent.  (GBH Films & Robbery & Left Wing & Gangs: France & Heists: France)  ibid.  fascist council

 

121,418.  Do you think the Red are satisfied with just what they got, just what they’ve got and where they are?  They’re threatening to overrun us now.  I am one of the people that is going to stamp out that threat.  We’ll smash them once and for all.  (GBH Films & Robbery & Left Wing & Gangs: France & Heists: France)  ibid.

 

 

21,435.  Hello, Tess.  Where is he, Tess?  Where is Mr Diaz?  I want it back, Tess.  I want it all back.  I want my money back.  (GBH Films & Heists: France & Gangs: France)  Ocean’s 12 2004 starring George Clooney & Brad Pitt & Catherine Zeta-Jones & Matt Damon & Andy Garcia & Bernie Mac & Elliott Gould & Casey Affleck & Scott Caan & Eddie Jemison & Don Cheadle & Julia Roberts & Shaobo Qin & Robbie Coltrane & Bruce Willis & Elliott Gould & Eddie Izzard & Albert Finney et al, director Steven Soderbergh

 

21,436.  He didn’t find us on his own.  Somebody helped him.  (GBH Films & Heists: France & Gangs: France)  ibid.  Rusty Ryan