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  1. BryanJ
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    This is an interesting article. I have done some research into the same topic. Some other notable robberies that were not mentioned include:

    US$6.6 billion went missing sometime between 2003 to 2009. Possibly the biggest and best bank heist in history as no one even knows when or where the money was actually taken. Stuart Bowen, special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, an office created by Congress, said the missing $6.6 billion may be “the largest theft of funds in national history.”

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: In 2005, the biggest jewel and diamond heist in Dutch history at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where 75 million euros worth of jewels and diamonds was stolen from a secured cargo area. The robbers threatened security employees with guns and drove away in a money transport truck.

    The Västberga helicopter robbery occurred on September 23, 2009 when a G4S cash service depot was robbed in Västberga in southern Stockholm, Sweden. The robbers used a stolen Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter as transport and landed on the rooftop of the G4S building. The details surrounding the amount of stolen money have never been released.

    Graff Diamonds Robbery in 2003, where £23m in jewelry was taken from this Mayfair store.

    Brazil – Embraforte burglary at Belo Horizonte – 2010. The robbers escaped with approximately US$25 million stolen from a cash transportation company.

    NOKAS robbery: NOKAS robbery is the commonly used name for the robbery of a Nokas Cash Handling (NOKAS) cash counting center in Kongensgate in Stavanger, Norway, on April 5, 2004. The robbers were equipped with bulletproof vests, helmets, ski masks, gloves and coveralls, and were armed with AG3s, MP5s, Kalashnikov automatic rifles, M1 carbine and a .45 ACP pistol. The perpetrators escaped with 57.4 million kroner (over US$10 million) in service revenue, making it Norway’s largest ever robbery.

    1. Vicente
      Vicente at |

      I am Brazilian and recently there is a group of burglars wich every year steal millions from cash transportaion companies…

      Last year they stole 50 million reais in Campinas and last Tuesday 60 million reais in Recife. (3 reais=1 dollar)

  2. ha ha i dun it again
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    $693.2 Billion between 2003 and 2009, most of it happening in the months prior to and after the stock market crash. All of them are considered to some degree or another inside jobs and most of the money never reappeared. If these robberies are connected to the stock market crash, it is because of the insider’s game–these people knew the crash was coming and knew that they could hide the same money they stole amongst the bailouts being passed around. This tells me that there was some major planning between capitalist CEO’s and the banks involved as well as international governments.

  3. SeanP
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    The 1st thing that came to mind when I saw this list was the “North Hollywood Shootout”:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hollywood_shootout .
    It would not have made this list due to the fact that it occurred in 1997 and the “take” for the failed robbery attempt was a paltry (compared to these entries) $300,000 USD but the aftermath of the event led to local (Los Angeles) and national changes in policies for Law Enforcement firepower and protection.

  4. Payday advance UK
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    In real life bank robberies do not look so romantic like in movies.Furthermore, it’s just awful because very often these robberies are made by armed robbers who make harm to people or kill them.After reading this article I am definitely sure that bank is not a safe place not only for saving money, but for working also.Amounts of stolen money are just huge and really hard to imagine.These people just do not want to do a fair job and live through stealing something making a huge harm to the banks, economy and people.The consequences of the bank robberies are really awful, most of the money never reappeared and that brings into a market crash.

  5. A. Micheal
    A. Micheal at |

    What about the $282 million stolen from Dar Es Salaam bank (Baghdad 2007)

  6. Tex
    Tex at |

    “shortly released before midnight.”? Well written…


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