Every criminal wants to be prevented from being caught. In the course are masks, bribery of guards, ingenious schemes. However, as practice shows, in most cases the police either catches the violator of the law, or precisely reveals it, by putting it on the wanted list. Nevertheless, the history of criminology knows several cases of crimes, which can be called ideal.
Robbery of a jewelry store in Des Westens (Germany).
This crime can hardly be called ideal from the point of view of both organization and conduct. However, the bandits were incredibly lucky. It all happened on February 25, 2009. Three robbers with a rope ladder penetrated the jewelry store, located in the second largest shopping center in Europe Des Westens. At first everything went like clockwork. Thieves managed to escape from the crime scene, along with decorations worth 5 million euros. Only here one intruder left his glove in the store. With her help, experts were able to identify the DNA of the robber. It would seem that he is the end of the story. It remains only to detain a very specific person and his partners. However, life gave the police an unpleasant surprise – the evidence belonged to one of the two twin brothers. German justice was not surprising honest and decent. As a result, the detained brothers Hassan and Abbas were released, despite the fact that one of them was involved in a loud robbery. After all, although the police discovered the DNA of the criminal, it was impossible to determine who exactly it belonged to. The brothers were identical twins, whose DNA is almost identical. But the laws of the country say that every violator should be convicted individually for his offense. Who was the third criminal, and remained a mystery.
The only undisclosed crime in the history of US aviation.
Aviation crimes are revealed quite simply. After all, terrorists sooner or later have to put the plane where the police are waiting for them on the ground. The list of passengers is known, so that the identity of the offender is determined quickly. The seizure of the aircraft and the demand for redemption in the end do not go unpunished. However, one crime in the history of US aviation was never revealed. It happened on November 24, 1971. At the airport in Portland, Oregon, a certain Dan Cooper boarded a flight on his way to Seattle. He wore a long cloak, and his face was hidden under dark glasses. In the hands of the passenger was a briefcase. Mr. Cooper took his place at the rear of the cabin. So he lit up, ordered a whiskey and called the stewardess to him. Her Cooper handed a note that he had a bomb in his briefcase. The criminal demanded that he be paid 200 thousand dollars and provided 4 serviceable parachute. Only in this way did he guarantee the safety of the lives of all passengers planes. At Seattle airport, the authorities provided the required terrorist. After receiving the ransom, Cooper let the passengers out, and the pilot ordered to fly to Mexico. But when the plane crossed the mountainous area north-west of Portland, the criminal put on a parachute and jumped overboard. What happened to the burglar, no one recognized. In 1980, in a place of alleged landing, Cooper found a bundle of banknotes in the amount of 6 thousand dollars with serial numbers from his party. This may also indicate that the robber died in the fall, and that he skillfully replaced his tracks.
This robbery occurred on public holidays and also remained undisclosed. March 18, 1990, on St. Patrick’s Day, policemen approached the doors of the art museum. They told the guard that they had been informed of the presence of robbers inside the building. The trusty watchman opened the doors and was immediately handcuffed. “Police” were disguised criminals who decided in this form to commit a robbery of the museum. The guard was ordered to call his partner, who was also handcuffed.Within a few minutes the robbers left the museum, with them they took the 13 most expensive paintings. Among them were the masterpieces of Rembrandt, Degas and Vermeer. Since those passed more than 12 years, and none of the criminals could not be detained. And on the “black” market works of art have never surfaced.
The robbery in Japanese.
December 10, 1968 in Tokyo, the car of one of the banks transported an amount of 300 million yen. This roughly corresponded to 817 thousand dollars. Suddenly a police motorcycle began to chase the car. The minister of the law said that a bomb had been installed on the car. I must say that earlier the bank had already received similar threats, so the information was not strange. The car stopped, the passengers left the salon. The policeman also bent to check the bottom for the presence of explosives. When suddenly there was a bright fiery flash. The collectors rushed headlong into the hiding place to hide from the explosion. And at this time, the “policeman” quietly sat behind the wheel of a car full of money, and quietly left the scene. Of course it later turned out that the minister of the law was false. Who was this resourceful criminal – and remained a mystery. In 1975, the date of this case has expired, and in 1988 all civil obligations on it were annulled. The plan was so simple and perfect that it is suitable for the role of a Hollywood detective script.
Abduction of the largest diamond.
People try to protect jewelry by installing a variety of technical means. But even closed storage with a perfect lock, which involves 100 million combinations, thermal sensors and radar can not stop the criminals. So, on February 15, 2003, the bandits infiltrated the sheltered place and robbed 123 deposit boxes from the existing 160 ones. The remaining ones were untouched simply because the robbers simply could not carry out more precious stones. Some diamonds even remained abandoned on the floor, which was discovered by the bank’s employees in the morning. The police suggested that at least 4 people participated in the theft. Over time, part of the gang, including its leader, were found and put behind bars. It turned out that this robbery was planned for a long time, for several years. And the command of thieves has given out on imprudence – one of them has left the traces in storage. It turned out that it was a trader from the same center. Another robber, along with a bag near the place of theft, threw out his half-eaten sandwich. This allowed the police to identify the DNA of the robber. Only now, despite the capture of thieves, diamonds were never found.
Robbery of the First National Bank in Chicago.
Among the ideal crimes there are those who seem to have been invented by some magician. Even David Copperfield would have envied the fantasies of bandits. Friday October 7, 1977 was the day when the clerk of the First National Bank in Chicago placed in a closed depository 4 million dollars. The next business day happened on Tuesday. The bankers were astonished when they did not count a million dollars in the storehouse. In a mysterious way, 36 kilograms of money disappeared from there, banknotes in denominations of 50 and 100 dollars as if dissolved in the air. The police have not been able to identify the robber. After 4 years, a part of the stolen money in the amount of 2300 dollars was found at the time of the capture of drug dealers, while the remaining bills remained in circulation.
Robbery to some seems so romantic, that even women do it. On December 4, 2008, three women entered one of the famous jewelry stores in Paris. Inside the visitor they took out pistols and a grenade and began to plunder. In just 15 minutes, the steep ladies managed to carry diamonds, emeralds and rubies worth $ 108 million. As it turned out, the clever criminals disguised themselves in women, whose identity was never established.The investigation only came to the version that the case was turned by the famous Serbian criminal group “Pink Panther”.
Artifact in exchange for plastic.
Some people are looking for treasures in the depths of the sea and they even succeed. Diver Teddy Tucker near the coast of San Pedro was able to fulfill his dream – to find a precious artifact. The man raised from the seabed a gold cross in 22-carat with inlaid green emeralds. That find was truly priceless, it was on board a ship that had been wrecked in local waters as far back as 1594. A lucky treasure hunter decided to sell the artifact to the government of Bermuda. The amount of the transaction remained unknown. However, in the exhibition of the art museum, that gold cross never appeared. When the artifact was transported, someone managed to replace it with a cheap plastic counterfeit. The thief was so clever that no one could understand who it was. The authorities do not even know when the substitution occurred. One can only assume that the emeralds were seized from the cross and sent to the “black market”. The very same artifact simply melted into a gold bar.
In Baghdad, the main robber has long been considered Saddam Hussein, who allegedly squeezed out billions of dollars from Iraq. His fate was unenviable. But there are also other successful robbers in the city, who got away with their crime. On July 11, 2007, unknown persons stole $ 300 million from the depository of one of the country’s private banks. The investigators blame the guards for everything. After all, when the employees of the bank came to work in the morning, it turned out that there was no money, no people guarding them. It should be noted that from the time the US troops entered Iraq, several banks had already been plundered. Only this crime was the largest and loudest.
This crime proved that neither powerful locks nor thick walls of the safe will stop intelligent robbers if they very much want to commit a robbery. Supermarkets of the French network Monoprix gang of unknown thieves robbed as many as 59 times! During this time, the criminals managed to make about 800 thousand dollars. It’s interesting, but for all this time, none of the criminals’ team was identified and detained. When the designers planned a depository for money, there were powerful walls and other protective measures. But no one thought about the security of delivery of banknotes to the safe. The money flowed into the store through the air duct. The robbers made a hole in the pneumatic channel and connected a powerful vacuum cleaner to it. As a result, the money simply did not reach its destination, settling in the pocket of cunning robbers.