On this Ding Dong Ditch episode, Allison does short dives on three incredible heists that netted millions of dollars in stolen assets.
The robbery of the Central Bank of Forteleza Brazil in 2005 involved digging a 300 foot long tunnel from a front business into a bank vault holding the equivalent $70 million American dollars, in a case that spanned many years and left a lot of dead bodies even more questions in its wake.
Then we go back all the way to 1878 to the robbery of the Manhattan Savings Institution, with a cunning and surgical mastermind most of you have probably never heard of, but who was responsible for most of America's bank robberies over a 9 year period.
And finally, if you're going to do a large scale heist in Wisconsin, what better thing to steal than some wheels of cheese? We'll talk about all the ways it's a bad idea.
The Central Bank Heist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banco_Central_burglary_at_Fortaleza
The Great Central Bank Heist of Brazil on Netflix:
The High Society Bank Robber of the 1800s (George Leslie)
Book: King of Heists by J. North Conway
Wisconsin Cheese Heists
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Music -- Spencer Morelock, Ken Dickson
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