Rumored to have been inspired by the movie Dhoom, the 2007 South Malabar Grameen bank robbery stands as one of the biggest in India’s history. With the help of three co-conspirators, the crime kingpin by the alias of Jaison Babu cut a hole in the floor of the bank (which sat atop a restaurant) in the wee hours of December 30, 2007. The conniving quartet skipped town with 80 kilograms of solid gold and 2,500,000 rupees.
Notorious Alonzo Crane had been dubbed "The Motion Picture Bank Robber" by the press because he modeled a bank robbery after a Steve McQueen movie he'd seen...except that he got caught. - and got twenty-five years to life. Ten years into his sentence, Crane is offered a chance to leave prison when a corrupt warden, in league with a prison gang, gives him a secret assignment. If Crane can pull it off, his prison record will be wiped clean
Butch Cassidy’s run-ins with the law were not limited to bank robbery. Throughout his career Cassidy made headlines for looting trains and ranches along a carefully constructed web of hideouts known as the Outlaw Trail. His biggest bank heist, however, was on June 24, 1889 at the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride. Arriving with three armed cowboys, Cassidy and co. made off with $20,000 in stolen loot.It was this robbery that propelled Cassidy to become a well known criminal.
Ren Xaiofeng and Ma Xiangjing used their positions as vault managers to carry out what is now recognized as the largest bank robbery in Chinese history. It was quite a strange series of heists however, not possessing the cunning or tact discussed in the other examples. It all started with Xaiofeng’s original heist of 200,000 yuan from the Agricultural Bank of China, which he planned to repay by winning the lottery.
Goldie Hawn, freshly launched into stardom via TV's Laugh-In gives a bubbly but nuanced performance in one of her first feature-film roles, $ (also known as Dollars).Warren Beatty and Hawn pull off an ingenious bank robbery in Europe, playing "Robin Hood" types preying on the gangland rich. Beatty's racing for safety scenes would make even Matt Damon (as Jason Bourne) jealous.
Arguably the most famous (and infamous) bank robbers in history, there is no definitive tally of exactly how much Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow stole. What we do know is that, in the words of the FBI, the Barrow gang carried out a “violent crime spree across the Midwest that included auto theft, bank robbery, theft from the federal government, and the murder of more than a dozen people, including many law enforcement officers.”
The LA district attorney called Tony Tetro “the single largest forger of art works in America.” With his career in forgery having lasted over 30 years,Tetro forged pieces of art by a wide range of masters – from Rembrandt to Dali to Chagall – and was only caught when artist Hiro Yamagata was surprised to find what was purported to be his own work hanging in a gallery. After spending 5 years in prison, Tetro forged a new career in the production of “forged” works for private clients.
Arguably the most famous story of identity theft is that of Frank Abagnale, who was depicted by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 movie, “Catch Me if You Can.” In the 1960′s, Abagnale eluded authorities by posing as characters such as an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general, and history professor, all the while racking up $4 million in bad checks.