Canada[ edit ] In Canada, the Criminal Code makes robbery an indictable offencesubject to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. If the accused uses a restricted or prohibited firearm to commit robbery, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for the first offence, and seven years for subsequent offences.
Fortunately, most of us are sane enough not to let it get further than a thought. Below are a few men who were not. The only criteria for entry on this list is that they must have gotten away with it, at least temporarily.
Anyone caught in the act does not qualify for this list. Whether it be cash, jewels, art or anything else worth big bucks, you can bet there is someone, somewhere, planning on stealing it. I have roughly adjusted for inflation of some of the older robberies to show where they compare to some of the modern monster hauls.
Incredibly, no one was killed during any of the below robberies as far as I can tellthe mark of true professionals. Feel free to add any others I may have missed in the comments section.
This list was originally sent in as a top 20, but it has been broken up due to the size of the items — the second installment will appear in the future. They cleaned the place out, without firing a shot. The store had been robbed the previous year, where thieves netted 10 million euros worth of jewels.
One would think that perhaps it would be cheaper hiring some armed guards than getting robbed on a yearly basis. Good to see there is no age discrimination among thieves. The city has seen its fair share of heists, but this one was incredible in both dollar value and the method with which it was executed.
Leonardo Notarbartolo, a 30 year career thief, was the leader of this stylish gang. The robbery was years in the making, with at least 4 people involved.
They had rented office space in the building 3 years earlier, where Leonardo posed as an Italian diamond merchant to gain trust and credibility. He set up meetings and did small deals, no one ever suspecting a thing.
When it was finally time to move, they inserted fake tapes into the security cameras to cover their movements. The vault was protected by 10 layers of security, including infrared heat detectors, Doppler radar, a magnetic field, a seismic sensor, and a lock with million possible combinations.
Notarbartolo was caught after one of his accomplices failed to burn a garbage bag of evidence. He believes that he and his gang were used as part of a huge insurance fraud. Police have denied this possibility.
To read his version of events, outlining how they did it, go here. At the time, it was a world record amount. Due to the nature of safe deposit boxes and their undeclared contents, only an estimate is possible.
They were eventually apprehended by the FBI. One of the men involved, Phil Christopher, has written an account of the robbery in the book Superthief. This haul is the largest diamond heist in history. Whilst many of the other robberies on this list involve elegant planning and flawless execution, this was more akin to a smash and grab.
KLM is a major Dutch airline.
On February 25th, the thieves drove right up to a KLM truck that was carrying a large haul of uncut diamonds intended for delivery to Antwerp. In full view of many witnesses, they ordered the drivers out at gun-point and simply got in the truck and drove it away.
Due to the fact that they knew exactly which truck to target, police suspect an inside job.
“The average take per robbery was $ to $,” Maffei said, noting that the FBI is still searching for Hamilton’s accomplice, believed to have taken part in 22 of the crimes. Dec 01, · 10 Largest Robberies in History^10 Largest Robberies in History^Most men have probably had a fantasy or two about pulling off a “once in a lifetime” kind of heist worth millions. Fortunately, most of us are sane enough not to let it get further than a thought. Armed robbery, in criminal law, aggravated form of theft that involves the use of a lethal weapon to perpetrate violence or the threat of violence (intimidation) against a victim. Armed robbery is a serious crime and can permanently traumatize its victims, both physically and psychologically.
It was the second time in 6 months that the airport terminal had been breached.Armed robbery: Armed robbery, in criminal law, aggravated form of theft that involves the use of a lethal weapon to perpetrate violence or the threat of violence (intimidation) against a victim.
Armed robbery is a serious crime and can permanently traumatize its victims, both physically and psychologically.
It. DANVILLE — Police are investigating a shooting that injured a man and an armed robbery that both took place early Monday. Cmdr. Josh Webb said at a.m., officers were called to Redden Court. Robbery was an offence under the common law of England. Matthew Hale provided the following definition: Robbery is the felonious and violent taking of any money or goods from the person of another, putting him in fear, be the value thereof above or under one shilling.
See the statutes 23 Hen 8 c 1 and 5 & 6 Edw 6 c 9 as to benefit of clergy. And also 25 Hen 8 c 3 and 1 Edw 6 c Dec 01, · 10 Largest Robberies in History^10 Largest Robberies in History^Most men have probably had a fantasy or two about pulling off a “once in a lifetime” kind of heist worth millions.
Fortunately, most of us are sane enough not to let it .
Ishola Oyenusi is righteously considered the cruelest and the most notorious armed robber in the history of Nigeria. His violence knew no limits. The criminal called himself “Doctor”, but nobody knew why.
In the United States, robbery was from colonial days a felony punishable by death. As late as the early s, ten states made some forms of robbery punishable by death. The punishment was far from theoretical, as twenty-four persons were executed for robbery offenses between and