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    The Brinks Mat Gold Robbery (1985)

    The Brink’s-Mat robbery occurred early on 26 November 1983 when six robbers broke into the Brink’s-Mat warehouse, Unit 7 of the Heathrow International Trading Estate near Heathrow Airport in west London. At the time, it was described as “the crime of the century”. The gang gained entry to the warehouse from security guard Anthony […]

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    The Great Train Robbery (2012)

    A look back at the August 1963 Royal Mail train heist, featuring interviews with key figures including Ronnie Biggs’ ex-wife Charmian, relatives of the robbers, and the police officers who discovered the gang’s hideout at Leatherslade Farm. The programme looks at how some media reports led to a popular perception of the culprits as […]

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    The Great Train Robbery’s Missing Mastermind? (2012)

    Investigative author Andrew Cook sheds light on evidence that challenges the classic view of the Great Train Robbery of August 8, 1963, which saw thieves raid a Royal Mail train in the wake of a summer marred by the scandals of the Profumo Affair and Kim Philby’s defection to the Soviet Union. The writer […]

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    The Investigators: Lone Fugitive (2008)

    Throughout 2003 and 2004, BLM Rangers and the Nye County Sheriff Department undertake a 1500-mile manhunt for the “Ballarat Bandit”, an elusive serial robber roaming the Death Valley National Park. imdb IMDB (unrated) | Ballarat Bandit @ Wikipedia

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    The Last Days of John Dillinger (1971)

    John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an infamous American gangster in the Depression-era United States, who operated with a group of men known by some as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang, that was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other activities. Dillinger escaped from […]

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    The Panama Papers: Secrets Of The Super Rich (2016)

    Top secret deals in Panama allows the rich to build vast banks of hidden wealth. Kings, criminals, presidents and prime ministers have been outed for dodging the rules and having assets stashed in tax havens abroad. In the biggest ever leak of such information, 11.5 million documents handed over to a German newspaper last […]

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    The Pirates of Somalia: The Untold Story (2011)

    Greed, lust, revenge. The motivations of the young, psychologically damaged Somali pirates. Personally immerse yourself with these rogue mercenaries as we follow one man’s infiltration of a dangerous crew, all for the sake of research and exposure. Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase […]

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    The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings (2011)

    Art Crime is an industry worth billions of pounds, with around 47,000 works of art reported missing each year. Yet it’s a world glimpsed only occasionally, in fleeting news headlines when valuable works vanish or – even more rarely – when they reappear. But it is a story of our times: of desire, money, […]

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    To Kill a Burglar: The Tony Martin Story (2006)

    Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer who shot a teenage boy in the back as he tried to burgle his isolated farmhouse, was found guilty of murder and sent to prison for life at the end of a case that touched a raw nerve across rural Britain. In spite of cries of “yes, yes” and […]

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    Unsolved Crimes USA: The Exploding Pizzaman (2007)

    Brian Douglas Wells (November 15, 1956 – August 28, 2003) was an American pizza delivery man who was killed by a remotely controlled bomb fastened to his neck, under coercion from the maker of the bomb. After he was apprehended by the police for robbing a bank, the bomb was detonated. The bizarre affair […]

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    Zero Hour: North Hollywood Shoot Out (2006)

    The North Hollywood shootout, sometimes also called the Battle of North Hollywood, was an armed confrontation between two heavily armed and armored bank robbers and members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles on February 28, 1997. Both perpetrators were killed, eleven police officers and seven […]