World’s Biggest Heists

Some of Hollywood’s portrayals of big-time burglaries aren’t too far off. From jewelry to armored car heists, these are the world’s top 10 in the history books. There were more than 2 million robberies and burglaries in USA in 2010. The total cash value of the 5,000-plus bank jobs was more than enough to pay the salary of every player of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. Among the illustrated in the infographic below heists are the famous Gardner Museum heist, the Knightsbridge safe deposit vault heist, the Shiphol Airport heist in 2005.