9 greatest robberies ever..

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Everyone's born with some talent. When similarly talented people collaborate, great teams are formed and amazing things are created. But who's to determine what creation is good or bad? For some, breaking the system and making quick money is way to a thrilling life. When such minds form an invincible team, great robberies happen..

In following, we present to you 10 of the greatest robberies ever, around the World. The heists that bamboozled the authorities..

1. Hatton, London, UK


Millions in valuables were stolen over the 2015 Easter weekend, from a safety deposit company in Hatton, a jewelry district. The total haul is estimated to be worth almost $300 million (£200m). 

2. Carlton Intercontinental Hotel, France


One armed man was able to steal gemstones and watches valued at $136 million (103 million) from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, during a jewellery exhibition. This is said to be the biggest heist ever in France, and among the biggest heists of all time.

3. Gohana, Haryana, India


It was a robbery straight out of a movie. Robbers dug a spacious 2.5 feet wide tunnel through 125 feet of earth and concrete, and when they hit the surface, it was in the Punjab National Bank's vault in Haryana! The tunnel began in a nearby empty house, and the men looted cash and valuables worth crores of rupees in the daring heist.  According to investigating police officials, 24 kgs of gold and silver jewellery, and 60,000 rupees ($976; £610) had been recovered, and arrests had been made.

4. John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, USA


It is now known as the Lufthansa Heist, and might have been the highlight of American gangster Jimmy Burkes career. It was, at its time, also the most lucrative cash theft in American history - $8 million in cash and jewels. It is interesting to note that since the Airport was controlled by two crime families, Jimmy had to take permissions from both of them for it!

5. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Massachusetts, USA 


Posing as Boston cops, robbers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, handcuffed the guards in the basement, and made off with 13 pieces of stolen artwork. With names like Rembrandt and Vermeer, the estimated loss was $500 million. This is said to be the biggest art heist in history. 

6. Banco Central in Fortaleza, Brazil


Concrete and steel were no match for these robbers, who posed as a landscape company, and drilled a tunnel under the Banco Central in Fortaleza, Brazil. They made their way into (and out of) a vault, stealing $69.8 million. In Brazilian currency, this was 3 tons of money. 

7. Graff Jewelry Store, London, UK


Disguised in makeup and suits, two men stole $65 million (40m) worth of objects in broad daylight from London's Graff Jewelry Store in 2009. Wielding handguns, they drove off in a BMW. 

8. Central Bank of Iraq


Hours before Americas bombing of Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein's family stole a billion dollars from the country's Central Bank. Witnesses told CNN of people loading money into 3-4 trucks near the bank. 

9. Heathrow Airport, London, UK


6 thieves attempted to steal £3 million ($4.6 million) in cash from the Heathrow Airport's Brink MAT warehouse. They were luckier, and made off with $43 million (£28m) in gold ingots, diamonds and cash. 


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