WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
A look at history's greatest heists and most intriguing robberies.
By OZY Editors
Whether they get away with it or not, everyone loves a flamboyant bank or train robbery (except the people whose money got pinched). OZY’s original series, Hands Up, collects tales of the most incredible-but-true heists from all over the world.
Augusto Pinochet ran a rogue police force that secretly killed thousands. But this time, the secret got out.
These bank robbers will be remembered for the way they bumbled … and for paying the ultimate price.
The first great bank robbery in American history was neither a robbery nor particularly great.
When Saddam Hussein swiped $1 billion from Iraq’s central bank on the eve of the U.S. invasion, it was just the start of the stealing.
These bold London lads took on the Crown, stole millions and might have escaped detection … had they not thrown the dice.
In a European caper to rival “Ocean’s Eleven,” a team took off with millions in ice. They didn’t make it quite as far as they’d have hoped.
How the afterlife of an outlaw was even more exciting than his time here on Earth.
George Davis, convicted for bank robbery under dodgy circumstances, had everyone from the Who to Duran Duran pleading his innocence. Were they right?
How a group of bons vivants sneaked through the sewers of Nice and made off with millions — and still had time for a picnic.
How two dozen Brazilians shoveled their way to $70 million, the country’s biggest robbery ever.
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