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    Hatton Garden Britain’s Biggest Diamond Heist? (2015)

    It’s one of the most audacious diamond heists in British history: despite CCTV, alarms and security guards, a six-man gang spent the Easter weekend breaking into a vault in London’s Hatton Garden, escaping with the contents of safe-deposit boxes estimated to be worth millions. But how did they get away with it? Declan Lawn […]

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    Hatton Garden: One Last Job (2016)

    On the Easter bank holiday weekend, 4 men in their 60s and 70s committed the most daring heist in British criminal history. They stole £14m in gold, jewellery, and cash from Hatton Garden. The men have pleaded guilty and now their accomplices are awaiting sentencing for their part in the plot. The ringleaders were […]

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    Hunting Hitler’s Stolen Treasure: The Monuments Men (2014)

    The true story of a group of unlikely heroes who entered Germany during the closing stages of the Second World War to find and retrieve hundreds of works of art plundered by the Nazis so they could be returned to their rightful owners. With no military training, these curators, scholars and museum directors headed […]

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    Millennium Heist: Diamond Geezers (2012)

    The Millennium Dome raid was an attempted robbery of the Millennium Dome’s diamond exhibition in Greenwich, South East London occurring on 7 November 2000. A local gang planned to ram-raid the De Beers diamond exhibition which was being held in the dome at the time. The gang had then planned to escape via the […]

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    My Friend the Bank Robber (2011)

    “I’ve known Stephen Reid since we were both in our early 20s… Our lives have intersected many times since then. In a way, his story is also mine.” In a particularly personal broadcast, the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown traces the career of, and his friendship with, the always fascinating, charismatic, and confounding Stephen Reid. […]

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    Return of the Pirates (2006)

    Return of the Pirates (2006) – Over 90% of international trade travels by water and a new generation of criminals is blending terror tactics with time-tested methods to threaten this economic lifeline. Nations and corporations are racing to protect themselves and their goods, and though the pirates are still ahead, new international response units […]

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    Romper Room Gang (2009)

    Growing up near the ironically named Country Club Crest, Dre was subject to the crime and poverty that comes with living in a low-income area that had been destroyed by crack cocaine. Dre’s inventive lyrics and ability to articulate life in the Crest gave him instant credibility with his underground audience. However, before he […]

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    The Art of the Steal (2009)

    When art collector Albert C. Barnes passed away in 1951, his will specifically stipulated that his extensive collection was not to be moved from its home at The Barnes Foundation in suburban Philadelphia. Despite his request that the location serve primarily as a school of art, art criticism and appreciation, the foundation also functioned […]

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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    The London Programme investigates the 27 million pound crime wave that is seeing thousands of bicycles stolen from the capital’s streets everyday. Our reporter catches some professional bike thieves in action, tracks what happens to stolen bikes and finds out just how easy it is to steal a bicycle from some well known city […]

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    The Black Market (2015)

    Fueled by the huge demand for luxury goods, cargo thieves stop at nothing to get their product into the black market. Police are upping their game and finding new ways to catch criminals in the act. From sting trailer operations to checking every cell phone that crosses the country, police are closing in. imdb […]