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10 Most Successful Bank Robberies In History

15 August 2015

N3.British Bank of the Middle East: The “Brute” Force (1976) – $210 million

We couldn’t just ignore this bank heist because it continued for a week, while the Lebanon’s civil war occurred.

On January 20, 1976, a group associated with the Palestine Liberation Organization used brute force to gain access into the bank by blasting through a wall that was shared with a Catholic Church.

Once finished, they reportedly walked away with up to $50 million worth of gold, cash, stocks, and jewels.

Today, the stolen loot is valued at over three times its worth in 1976, equivalent to about $210 million.

Still, it is one of the most successful bank robberies in history, ranking 3rd on our list.

10 Most Successful Bank Robberies In History
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