Top 10 Most Expensive Heists
Some people walk around with the fantasy of pulling off a “once in a lifetime” heist that will reward them with millions of dollars. Luckily, most of these people are sane and would not carry these thoughts over into an inspired action. However, there have been a few men and women out there who for whatever reason decided to go for it. And while most of them were caught, a lucky few managed to escape forever with the cash. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most expensive heists.
10. Harry Winston: $108 Million
On December 5th, 2008, four armed men dressed like women entered Harry Winston and stole $108 million dollars’ worth of jewelry. And they did all of these without firing a single shot. They cleaned the entire place out and the next day, the Harry Winston stock fell by almost 10%. The store had been robbed in an earlier year and those thieves had managed to escape with almost 10 million Euros. One would think about hiring a few armed security guards should this become a prime target for thieves.
9. Antwerp Diamond Center: $100 Million
On February 16th, 2003, over 100 million dollars was stolen from the Antwerp Diamond Center. The haul was so massive that the thieves could not carry all of it out of the vault. However, they still managed to escape with a whopping 123 deposit boxes. The leader of the group, Leonardo Notabartolo, had 30 years of stealing under his belt and had 4 other people involved in this particular heist.