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Inside Man: The best real-life bank jobs

Inside Man

Compiled by Jack Foley

AS BANK heist thriller Inside Man cracks its way into cinemas this weekend (March 24), we bring you some of the best real-life bank robberies of the past few years…

1) December 11, 1978, JFK Airport, New York, New York, USA: Jimmy “The Gent” Burke gang netted over $6 million in cash and jewels in the notorious Lufthansa airline robbery.

2) 1802, Copenhagen, Denmark Goldsmith: Niels Heidenreich broke through eight locked doors to walk away with the prehistoric Golden Horns of Gallehus, which he later melted and sold as faux coins and earrings on the city’s black market.

3) November 26th 1983: Six robbers broke into the Brinks Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport. It was supposed to be a relatively easy job, stealing £3 million in cash with the help of an inside man. This all changed when, instead of the cash, they found gold bullion worth £26 million.

4) February 22, 2006: The raid, Britain’s biggest cash robbery, happened at the Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent. Thieves escaped with 53 million.

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