Tag: Heists

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The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.

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A Pinot Noir

On the trail of a group of thieves stealing the fanciest wine out of San Francisco’s fanciest restaurants.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Wine
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In Bourbon Country, a Shot of Scandal

The case of the disappearing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

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The Rise and Fall of the Bombshell Bandit

How a 24-year-old nurse discovered Vegas, high-stakes gambling, and serial bank robbery.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
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How a Michigan Farmer Made $4 Million Smuggling Rare Pez Containers Into the U.S.

“In essence, Pez ordered his economic assassination,” said a fellow Pez dealer.

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The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.

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Boom: Inside a British Bank-Bombing Spree

They were an ordinary pair of small-time criminals in the UK. Then they figured out how to blow up an ATM.


Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists

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The Trenchcoat Robbers

They robbed 27 banks in 15 years, one of the most prolific streaks in American history. Then they slipped up.

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New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

Fifty years later, the men who stole priceless gems from the Museum of Natural History recall the crime.

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Why Would Someone Steal the World’s Rarest Water Lily?

The thin moral line between collecting and stealing plants.

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Pipino: Gentleman Thief

Magicians, mafiosos, a missing painting and the heist of a lifetime.

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The Stradivarius Affair

The bungled theft of a $6 million violin.