The most sophisticated crimes with the most unpleasant outcomeBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-most-sophisticated-crimes-with-the-most-unpleasant-outcome
Who does not like a good movie about the robbery, where the thieves come down from the ceiling and take the goods to millions of dollars in a matter of minutes?
Well, it turns out that history can even be more interesting than fiction when it comes to famous crimes.
And although all crimes in this list were carefully planned, there are aspects in each story that make us break our heads. For several of these infamous crimes, alleged guilty were charged, but their stolen property remains lost; In other cases, even the individuals of the criminals are still unknown.
1. Robbery of the Isabella Museum Stewart Gardner.
In about 1 hour, two people dressed as police officers arrived at the museum. They stated that the profits were alarmed, and the guard let them (violating the protocol). Shortly two guards tied up, and a couple of criminals began to steal, cutting and taking out the priceless paintings from the frame. These works of art - including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Mana - still have to be found. The cost of 13 stolen works of art is more than 500 million dollars, and there is still a remuneration of $ 10 million for the information that will lead to the return of works of art. As long as we have no answer about who committed this crime, the version currently can develop: in September 2021, a gangster died, which was believed to be related to the crime - Robert Gentile. Investigators hope that his death can lead to what someone speaks.
2. Robbery of the mail truck in Plymouth.
The driver and guard carried out regular shipping in cash to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Thanks to the new system, they managed by a mail truck, not armored vehicles that were previously used. A man depicting a policeman stopped men, and soon a gang of criminals attacked a couple of men who were tied up and planted in the body of a truck. The truck made several stops, the hijackers dropped the truck and freed the prisoners near the town of Randolph. Over the past years, several criminals were named suspects, and three were even charged, but ultimately they were not convicted due to the disappearance of a key witness. Many suggest that the witness was killed, so he could not testify.
3. Theft of Jewelry of the Irish Crown.
In 1907, Dublin Castle was one of the most impregnable fortresses of Ireland. He served the headquarters of the capital police Dublin, as well as much other police and military. For this reason, it was decided that the jewel of the Irish crown will be stored here. When the safe room was built, it was found that the safe was too large to go through the door, so the safe was stored in the library. From the safe there were only two keys, both belonged to the Olster King of weapons, Sir Arthur Vikarsa. It is said that Vicars quite casually turned to his key, telling about how he passed him to people after drunk nights. On the morning of July 6, the maid found that the door to the locker room was opened. The door to the library was still locked, but the keys were in the castle. However, Vikars did not look too concerned, and he did not bother to check jewels. Only much later on the same day - when they went to put something else in the safe - it was found that valuable jewels were disappeared. None of the suspects did charge the accusations, and there were rumors that the investigation revealed many "inappropriate" actions that could lead to the closure of the case. Today, the Jewelry of the Irish Crown will cost approximately 20 million dollars.
4. Theft of the Cross Treker.
In 1955, Teddy Tucker's legendary diver discovered a shipwreck not far from the shores of the Bermuda Islands. After further investigation (and after the discovery of several gold and silver coins), the Tucker found that these remains of the San Pedro Spanish Treasure Fleet, which was crashed in 1594. The most impressive exhibit among the treasures was a cross of a taper, a 22-carat golden cross, encrusted with family emeralds. Instead of selling a cross for 200,000 dollars on the open market, Tucker sold the cross to the Government of the Bermuda Islands for half the price, hoping that he would stay on the island and attract visitors. The cross became the pearl of the museums of the island and even was the central decoration of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1975. When Tucker moved the cross to the best place, he discovered that the original was replaced by an intricate gypsum copy. Since the cross did not move over five years, there was little evidence by the authorities. Today, the cross is estimated at $ 2 million.
5. Diamond robbery in Antwerp.
The theft of diamonds in Antwerp is considered one of the most sophisticated thefts with hacking ever committed. The thieves had to get around 10 levels, it would seem impenetrable, including thermal, light, magnetic sensors, and motion sensors. Their catch was so big that they needed more than two hours to endure all the jewels from the building. In total, they left diamonds and jewels worth more than $ 100 million, which made it one of the largest robberies of all time. Although diamonds were never discovered, most of the gang was arrested due to the fact that one of the participants was nervous and threw the bag into the machine window. The owner of the property found a bag in which there were minor diamonds and a video film and reported on this authority who used this evidence to find the perpetrators.
6. Robbery of Banco Central in Brazil.
In March 2005, a group of people set up a horticultural company in a building near Banco Central (a famous Brazilian bank). Within a few months, a gang of robbers dug a tunnel that covered almost two city blocks. On the first weekend of August, thieves broke through the floor of the bank and eventually left with about $ 95 million - more than 3.5 tons of cash. Although more than $ 8 million has been returned, most of the money is still lost and only eight of the 25 perpetrators have been charged.