Robberies are something, that has been taking places, since ages, and there is no way it can stop. From the petty robberies to the grand scale robberies, it all happens till date. Sometimes the thieves are caught, sometimes they aren’t. There are a lot of movies that has been made on robberies, which are inspired by true events like special 26, goodfellas, stander, dog day afternoon and many more movies. These robberies have inspired a lot of movie makers and they have made some brilliant movies on them. These robberies happened with proper planning, style and with an intention to make the place looked completely robbed.
Here is a list of Top Ten Biggest Robberies in the World Ever
10. Opera House Heist, 1987
This is one of the biggest robberies in the world, where a group of people faked themselves as the Income Tax officer and looted one of the biggest jewellery store Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri, Mumbai. They robbed around 3-4 million worth of jewellery. The case till date remains unsolved and no one knows who came and looted this place. Special 26, is based on this robbery only.
9. Antwerp Diamond Centre
This robbery took place in Belgium in the year 2003. Antwerp is the place from where 80 percent of the uncut diamonds are exported, and the entire world knows about it, especially the world of the robbers. A group of four smartly dressed robbers came and robbed this place, taking away 123 out of 189 boxes of uncut diamonds. The vault where the diamonds are kept in a lock which has 10 layers of protection, hundred combination codes and still they cracked it. The police could find only one person.
8. United California Bank Robbery
This robbery took place in 1972 and the thieves robbed around 30 million worth of cash. A group of seven men came from Ohio and robbed the bank. They were eventually caught by the FBI.
7. Schiphol Airport Heist
It is the largest diamond Robbery in The World history, and took place in Amsterdam in the year 2005, where the thieves robbed around 118 Million Dollars of uncut diamond, which were being taken to Antwerp. Unlike the other robberies, this was an unsophisticated robbery, where these men just smashed and grabbed and ran away. The police have arrested a lot of suspects, who were connected with the robbery.
6. British Bank of the Middle East
This robbery happened in Lebanon, when the place was going through a civil war in the year 1971. A group of men robbed the bank and took away 25 million Pounds.