Biggest Heists and Robberies

Thinking about robbing a bank? You might want to reconsider after reading the infographic released by Texas Defense Law. Detailing some of the largest robberies of all time, the media analyzes whether or not the crime “paid.” The results might surprise you.

In the United States, the robbery took place at an armored facility and the theives stole $18.9 million. Caught after giving away cash with the facility’s original cash straps, the leader spent 24 years in prison. Compare that to the largest bank robbery in history, ex-dictator Saddam Hussein stole almost one billion from the Central Bank of Iraq. You may remember how that ended; he was hanged by the Iraqi Interim Government.

Not all robberies concern cash. Two art thieves made away with 13 paintings from famous artists such as Degas, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Valued at $300 million, the paintings were never recovered and a $5 million reward still stands for the thieves that managed to get away. Contrast that with the Italian robber that nabbed the Mona Lisa in 1911. He served over one year in prison.

See the infographic below along with other statistics such as the longest sentence and the longest time served.

Biggest Heists