Heists, Thefts and Robberies

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Stede Bonnet

Known as the Gentleman Pirate, Stede Bonnet was a somewhat successful but inexperienced pirate who went to the gallows for his crimes.

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Frankie Fraser

As a member of the Richardson Gang, Mad Frankie Fraser was a violent enforcer whose method of torture was pulling teeth with pliers.

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Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde, the American bandit lovers who travelled through Central America during the Depression Era, robbing banks and shooting lawmen.

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Thuggee Cult

The Thuggee Cult, an Indian gang who committed robberies and murders, was eventually suppressed by the British Empire.

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John Dillinger

John Dillinger, the infamous American bank robber who was pursued by the FBI, and was ultimately betrayed by the Woman in Red.

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Harry Aleman

Part 1 of Harry Aleman, one of the most feared enforcers for the Chicago Outfit, who was suspected of committing as many as 13 murders.


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Bode Museum Heist

The audacious theft of the Canadian Big Maple Leaf, a pure 24-carat gold 220lb giant coin that was stolen by one of Germany's biggest crime families.


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Thomas DeSimone

Played by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, DeSimone was a ruthless killer for the Lucchese crime family.


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Theft of the Fabergé Eggs

Taken by the Bolsheviks after the murder of the Russian Royal family, the Fabergé Eggs were sold to the highest bidders among Western buyers.


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I-70 Killer

The I-70 killer is believed to be responsible for the shooting deaths of at least six people during a vicious killing spree from Wichita to Indianapolis.


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Wallace Murder

The murder of Julia Wallace has confounded amateur and professional sleuths for decades, and the case is considered impossible to crack.


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Olivier Levasseur

Olivier Levasseur was one of the richest pirate captains, but was captured and executed. Legend has it that he left a cipher that would lead to his treasure horde.


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Norco Shootout

When a group of heavily armed suspects robbed the bank in Norco, California, the police response resulted in one of the deadliest shootouts.


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Black Bellamy

The Gentleman Pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy was one of wealthiest pirates ever to sail the seven seas.


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Dalton Gang

The Dalton Gang would become infamous for their daring attempt to rob two banks at the same time.


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Baker Street Robbery

Was the Baker Street Robbery just a simple cash grab, or was there a much more scandalous explanation for the well planned heist...


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North Hollywood Shootout

When two heavily armed gunmen left the North Hollywood bank they began 44 minutes of mayhem and chaos as they attempted to escape with their loot.


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Visalia Ransacker

The crimes in Visalia were the first stages in the progression of an offender who would go on to be American's most prolific criminal.


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Shergar

The theft of the thorough-bred race horse Shergar would be one of the most complex unsolved cases of kidnapping in history.


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Boston Museum Heist

When two men impersonated Boston police officers and robbed several priceless artworks, they began a mystery that has never truly been unravelled.


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Unit 121

The computer hackers of Kim Jong-Un's regime are adept experts at criminal cyber operations.


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Brabant Killers

The crimes of the Brabant Killers have confounded the Belgian police, who had failed to establish a motive for the group's murderous rampage.


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