Colonel Thomas Blood managed to get access to the Tower of London by posing as a parson, hiring a prostitute to act as his wife and striking the Master of the Jewel House to gain entry.
Four men dressed as women overtook Harry Winston’s jewelry store in Paris, smashed the store cases, and stole over £85 million in diamonds.
A museum built a century ago sat untouched as its namesake, Isabella Stewart Gardner, intended – until two men talked their way into the museum and ripped 13 works of art from their frames.
In 2010, a team of robbers used sophisticated and unknown tools to borrow underground and into a Parisian bank’s vaults — where they proceeded to rob over 100 safety deposit boxes.
In 2003, a middle-aged pizza delivery man walked into a bank, handed the teller a note asking for the money in the vault — and then lifted his shirt to display a collar bomb.
The crew of thieves used a stolen helicopter to land on the roof of a cash depot building. They broke through glass and stole bags of money as they made their escape.