Train robberies, skyjackings, bank jobs, art-napping and more; join us every Sunday as we crack open the best heist stories throughout history.
As friends and true crime fanatics we take an in-depth look at high-stakes thefts across the world. We're discussing some of the most unusual cases, the unbelievable, the successful and unsuccessful. We share the events, their outcomes, the conspiracy theories surrounding them, and most importantly, shine a spotlight on how these criminals executed their master plans.
If you like true crime, and are fascinated by those bold or desperate enough to take a shot at getting rich quick, this podcast is for you.
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The Kim Kardashian Kidnapping
Thieves broke into a hotel, tied up one of the world’s most well known women in pop culture, robbed her at gunpoint. and vanished into the night with her jewels that were estimated to have been worth an incredible $5.6 million. This was a heist worthy of a Hollywood plot line that at the time graced the pages of news and entertainment sites around the globe. In a time where social media is at the heart of everyone’s lives; this robbery capitalised on it.
André Stander, A Good Cop Turned Bad
André Stander, a South African police captain became the most notorious bank robber in the nation. Like the script of a movie, he’d commit heists on his lunch breaks, and return to the scene of the crime as the investigating officer, and even when caught and imprisoned, staged an incredible escape with his soon to be founded, Stander gang. He is the classic good guy turned bad; a former police captain sick of a corrupt country, getting one over on authority. If you can’t beat them, join ‘em they say!
The World's Greatest Art Thief
From 1995 to 2001, under the guise of a french waiter, Stéphane Breitweiser travelled Europe lifting famed artwork from galleries often as much as two times a week. The value of his treasures totalled an incredible $1.4 billion, but when finally caught, his story met an unusual and tragic end.
The Bling Ring
From 2008 to 2009 a group of school kids living near the celebrity rich area of the Hollywood Hills went on a crime spree targeting celebrities, not just for their money, but to lift their clothes and valuables in a bid to emulate their lifestyles. In a place and time where image was and still is everything, they used the latest social media tools to research their targets, stealing a grand total of 3m dollars in cash and belongings, to live out the American dream.
The Circus Circus Casino Heist
We take a look at a crime that took place in Las Vegas in 1993, that saw the theft of $3.1 million and is pegged as one of the largest heists in Vegas history. It was described as the perfect crime, but you’d be wrong In thinking it was executed by a career criminal. The robber was a girl just 21 years of age, with a clean record, who turned her attention to casinos with a new boyfriend, for a want of a better, richer life.
The Wilcox Train Robbery
We tell the story of the biggest train heist ever in Wyoming, USA- the Cowboy State. This legendary hold up took place in June 1899, when masked bandits burst onto an overland train in the dead of night to rob its lucrative cargo, a crime thought to be linked to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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